What's On - 2019
Herd Profile - Knowthfarm Herd
Herd Profile - Ballyroberts Herd
RUAS Winter Fair 2018
UCD Lyons Research Farm - Presentation
New Look EU Pedigree Certificate
Milliedale Dusk Rhapsody - 36th National Dairy Show Champion
YMA Success at EYBS 2018
100 Agriculture Students Visit UCD Lyons Facility
Protect Your Herd Pedigree Status

Herd Profile – Knowthfarm Herd of James and Patricia McGrane, Slane, Co. Meath

To follow on from our very enjoyable field evening last June we would like to thank our local North East Friesian Breeders Club for allowing us that honour and to IHFA for the opportunity to profile our herd in this article and the breeding and management system in operation here at Knowthfarm. The herd was […]

Herd Profiles – Ballyroberts Herd Mathew and Antonia Walsh & Family, Castlelyons, Co. Cork.

72,238kgs milk solids delivered to the co-op last year, 531kgs milk solids delivered per cow. 160 cows and heifers are calved in annually with surplus heifers offered for sale every year. Last year we milked 146 at peak, of which 40 were autumn calving and the remainder calving in the spring. Milk production on this […]

RUAS Winter Fair 2018

Emphatic Success for IHFA Breeders at Winter Fair It was a virtual clean-sweep for southern breeders at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society Winter Fair on December 13th. Baldonnel FM Sunshine exhibited by Cyril & John Dowling won Holstein Champion and Supreme Interbreed Champion. Hallow Atwood Carmen exhibited by Philip & Linda Jones won Reserve Champion […]

UCD Lyons Research Farm – Presentation

 The development of a high-output grass-based spring milk production system  From a recent presentation by Finbar Mulligan, Associate Professor at UCD. Note: Each slide runs for 10 seconds. If more time is needed to read the slide content, press the pause button. Alternately, download the presentation in PDF format HERE.

New Look EU Pedigree Certificate

Based on new EU Animal Breeding Regulation (Regulation 2016/1012) which came into effect on the 1st Nov 2018, IHFA have had to adjust the layout of the Pedigree Cert to be compliant with the new standards. A derogation was granted by DAFM to maintain the cert in landscape format. Animals for export: A portrait format […]

Bull and Cow Lists – October 2018 Evaluation

See links for the following Recommended AI Sires – DP & GS AI Sires on Constituent Milk International Top Sires Holstein Cows Classified VG/EX Holstein Cows Friesian Cows Classified VG/EX Friesian Cows

36th National Dairy Show – Results

Showmanship League – CLASS A Handler aged 12 yrs and under on 1st Jan ’18 Sponsored by FBD Insurance 1. Manus Murphy 2. Hannah Williamson 3. Michael Blake 4. Jennifer Harty 5. Hannah Greenan 6. Stephen Harty   Showmanship League – CLASS B Handler aged 13 – 16 years on 1st Jan ‘18 Sponsored by […]

YMA Success at EYBS 2018

Congratulations to the YMA team who represented Ireland at the European Young Breeders’ School in Belgium. The teamKane Boal, James Gildea, Jason Helen, Conor Lynch, Jack O’Neill, Sinead O’Sullivan and Stacey O’Sullivan worked exceptionally hard and reaped the reward of their efforts in spades. In Showmanship, Conor Lynch, Jack O’Neill and Stacey O’Sullivan placed 2nd in their […]

YMA National Calf Show Finals 2018 – Report

The 27th YMA National Calf Show took place on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th of July. A packed programme of events comprising clipping classes, handling classes, ag-analysis competition and calf classes including other dairy breeds was on the schedule. Cillin Hill, Kilkenny Mart was again the venue as families from clubs across the country decamped […]

IHFA National Open Day 2018 – Oldrose Herd

Tropical weather across the country swell the crowds at the IHFA National Open Day! The IHFA National Open Day is now established as a prominent event in the agri-calendar, where Holstein Friesian breeders, dairy farmers and industry from across the country attend. The event is a major shop window to showcase breed genetic diversity, variation […]

IHFA National Herds Competition 2018

38 herds from across the country participated in the IHFA National Herds Competition 2018. Judge this year was Mr. Mark Logan, Clandeboye estate, Northern Ireland who carried out his judging task with admirable expertise, courtesy and diligence. Herds were visited within one week, beginning at the end of May which fortunately co-incided with an upturn […]

Inter Club Stock Judging 2018

Senior Intermediate   Under 18 years Highest Individual Winners  

Ag Colleges Visit UCD Lyons Facility

IHFA arranged a dedicated one day visit of the UCD Lyons dairy research unit specifically for the Agricultural colleges. IHFA invited all the colleges to be involved and over 100 final year Dairying students attended on the day. The visit took place on May 1st and the programme was divided into two sessions to cater […]

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Fri 25

All Ireland Awards Presentation Night

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm