Results from Day 1 at the National Calf Show Finals 2015
IHFA National Open Day 2015 at Lisnalty
UK Dairy Event
Open Day Results and Sales Report
Launch of the 2015 Baileys Champion Cow Competition
Irish Pure Friesian Open Day 2015
Peter Flanagan of Tubbertoby Herd, Co. Louth, receives the National Hall of Fame Award 2015
Champion Emerald Expo 2015
Laurelmore Duplex Impala, owned by John Barrett & Sons, Co. Cork - Supreme Champion Emerald Expo 2015
IHFA Premier Bull Sale & Show
All Ireland Awards 2014
YMA Awards 2014
RDS Champion of Champions
Pure Friesian Awards Night 2014
YMA National Showmanship League 2014

Results YMA Calf Show Finals 2015  

Clipping 1.Cork: Brian Smith, Kevin Smith 2.Breffni / Oriel: Rachel Corley, Jack Cooney 3.Carlow / Kilkenny: George Murphy, Simon Lanigan   Novice A (aged 10 & under) 1.Clodagh O’Sullivan, Cork 2.Hollie Keenan, Breffni /Oriel 3.Hannah Greenan, Breffni / Oriel 4.Ella Flanagan, North Eastern 5.Manus Murphy, Carlow / Kilkenny 6.Amy Roche, Carlow / Kilkenny   Novice […]

UK Dairy Tour 2015

A tour is being organised by Holstein NI and Holstein UK taking in the UK Dairy Event. Early morning flights will leave from Dublin and Belfast on Wednesday 16th of September and return from Liverpool on the evening of Thursday 17th of September. Details are as follows: Cost excluding flights approx. 180 – 200 euro […]

Report – IHFA National Open Day 2015 at Lisnalty

High producing working cows with excellent conformation make a lasting impression at the IHFA 50th anniversary Open Day! The Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA) National Open Day was held on the 8th July on the Hannan family farm Lisnalty ,Friarstown, Crecora, Co. Limerick. This was a triple celebration in that the Association was celebrating its […]

IHFA Open Day Sales Report & Results 2015

Cream of Lisnalty Sale €3,000 average at the Cream of Lisnalty Herd Sale. Heifers exported to the UK, Northern Ireland, Cavan, Sligo, Cork, Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary & Waterford. Top price was €5,000 euro for a choice on Raven Sisters, €4,600 was paid for Lisnalty CIX Pauline and 14 other animals made over €3,000. With a […]

National YMA Calf Show 2015 Entry Forms

Entry is now open for the National YMA Calf Show 2015. Download your forms here CLOSING DATE FOR RETURN OF FORMS – TUESDAY 14th JULY 2015 Please return signed entry forms to Brendan Greenan, Feragh, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan, email: & cc to

Tullamore Show 2014

REMINDER: Closing date for  online entries is 18th July Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show 2014 would like to remind you that our postal entries close this Friday 11th July and we are accepting competition entries through our online application system until Friday 18th July 2014. You can download the schedule of classes from […]

IHFA National Open Day at Lisnalty 2015

The 2015 Irish Holstein Friesian Association, National Open Day 2015, will be held at Friarstown, Crecora, Co. Limerick, on Wednesday 8th July at the Lisnalty Herd owned by the Hannan family. Host farmers are Paul (Tel: 087-917 6011) and Eileen Hannan along with Brother John and his wife Audrey. The open day was launched at […]

Launch of the 2015 Baileys Irish Champion Cow Competition

Diageo & Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Launch Ireland’s Foremost Dairy Livestock Competitionwith a Cash Prize Fund in excess of €10K The 2015 Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Cow Competition is now open for entries from dairy breeders across the island of Ireland. This prestigious livestock competition is sponsored by Diageo in conjunction with its cream supplier Glanbia […]

Irish Pure Friesian Open Day 2015

Large crowds gather in Churchclara, Kilkenny for a showcase of Pure Friesian breeding A large crowd in excess of 1,000 people were treated to a walk through the impressive Churchclara herd of pedigree Pure Friesian on the 19th June at the O Keeffe family farm,hosts of the Pure Friesian Open day. Charles Gallagher, Chief Executive […]

Cloned Animals

Cloned animals There is ongoing debate at EU on Cloned animals in regard to food safety and animal welfare. IHFA have been put on notice by DAFM. Please note that cloned animals and progeny of cloned animals will not be registered by IHFA.

National Hall of Fame Award 2015

Peter Flanagan has been farming at Tubbertoby, Clogherhead, Co Louth, for the last 70 years with his wife Mary, his sons Paul & Adrian and daughters Guenedere, Ruth & Judith. In the early years it was Shorthorns that were milked on the farm. The British Friesian was the upcoming breed in the late 60’s and […]

Emerald Expo 2015

Results of Emerald Expo 2015

ESB – Farm Safely with Electricity

Download ESB Farm Safely with Electricity Brochure

IHFA Premier Bull Show & Sale

There was a strong demand with excellent prices for quality bulls at the IHFA Premier Bull Sale held at Nenagh Mart on Wednesday 25th March. The average price was €3,400 which was in increase on last year’s prices by €600.  There was a 60% clearance. The Champion was Lisnalty Fever, exhibited by Paul Hannan, Crecora, […]

All Ireland Awards 2014

All Ireland Awards Presentations for 2014 took place at the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on Friday 20th February 2015

Irish National Holstein Show 2015

Glaslough Miss Petra Retains Holstein Show Supreme Title A dream cow with a tremendous udder was how English judge Mick Gould described Glaslough Miss Petra EX93 2E, winner of the Irish National Holstein Show’s supreme and exhibitor-bred championships for the second successive year. “Everyone aspires to breed a Holstein cow like this,” said Mick Gould […]

RDS Champion of Champions

The aim of the Royal Dublin Society’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Foundation is to promote best practice and efficiency in farming to ensure farm household profitability and sustainability in Ireland. The Champion of Champions award continues the seminal involvement of the RDS in Irish cattle breeding which began with the first Spring Show on the […]

Royal Ulster Agricultural Show – Winter Fair 2014

 Desmond Dundee Embrace is Supreme Interbreed Winter Fair Champion 2014 Report on the 29th Winter Fair by Donal Carey Southern Breeders take the plaudits with Hallow Holsteins Desmond Dundee Embrace crowned Holstein Champion and Senior Interbreed Champion & Best Udder and Hallow Bordermist Sid Fran taking Reserve Holstein Champion, Interbreed Heifer Champion and Interbreed Senior […]

Pure Friesian Awards 2014 – Results

Irish Pure Friesian Club Cow Competition 2014 Awarded at the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Pure Friesian Club Kerry Co-Op Cup for Heifer calved under 2 ½ Years (Milk/Fat/Protein kgs in 305 days) 1. Michael Spillane, Fethard, Co. TipperaryMountain Rancher Averil Yield: 8,081 kgs Milk, 286 kgs Fat, 276 kgs Protein 2. Pat Cleary, […]

32nd National Dairy Show, Millstreet 2014 – Report

32nd National Dairy Show, Millstreet 2014 Glaslough Holsteins Reign supreme at the National Dairy Show! “The best show of dairy cows I have ever Judged” were the closing remarks of the renowned Judge Iwan Rhys Morgan in summing up his Championship lineout. This gives us a flavour of the Quality of animals at the 32nd […]

YMA National Showmanship League 2014 Results

CLASS A – YMA Showmanship League – Final (Junior) Sponsored by Eurogene, Volac and FBD Claire Kirby Conor Lynch Lauren O’Toole Doireann Mulhall Cathal Muhall Kevin Smith JJ O’Connor Rachel McNamara   CLASS B – YMA Showmanship League – Final  (Senior) Sponsored by Eurogene, Volac and FBD Andrea Rafferty Padraic Murphy Louise Murphy Edwin Gayno […]

EYBS 2014

Congratulations to the Irish Team of Stacey O’Sullivan, Andrea Rafferty, Cathal Taaffe, Doireann Mulhall, Padraic Murphy, Rachel McNamara, & Paul Murphy who respresented Ireland at EYBS, Battice, Belgium in early September.

National YMA Finals 2014

29/07/2014 - 30/07/2014

Results & photos of YMA National Calf Show 2014

Diageo Baileys Show Report 2014


The Diageo Baileys Irish Champion cow in conjunction with Virginia show was held on 20th August. There was a huge crowd packed around the ring side for this marvelous spectacle of Quality cows who in their own right were champions at various shows throughout the summer.

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