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Entry Forms - Bailey's Champion Cow 2016
National YMA Calf Show 2016
IHFA National Open Day at Windfield Holsteins
IHFA National Open Day - Awards
Pure Friesian Open Day 2016 - Coolmohan
Victory for YMA - European Championships

Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Dairy Cow 2016

Diageo & Glanbia Ingredients Ireland launch All-Island Champion Dairy Cow Contest with re-vamped €10K cash prize fund Sponsors of the most prestigious dairy livestock contest in Ireland have announced details of this year’s competition including a re-vamped prize fund of over 10,000 Euros and cash prizes across all categories. The competition was officially launched at […]

YMA National Calf Show Finals 2016

TIMETABLE Tuesday 26th July 11.30pm    Clipping Demostration 12.00pm   Clipping Competition (70 mins) 1.00pm     Ag-Analysis Competition 1.00pm     Calves on their stands washed & finished by 1 pm 1.30pm     Results and parade of Clipping Competition 1.45pm      Novice, Junior, Intermediate, Senior, Mature Handler Classes 7.00pm     Handling […]

IHFA National Open Day 2016 at Windfield Holsteins

The IHFA (Irish Holstein Friesian Association’s) National Open Day was attended by a very large number of dairy farmers from all over Ireland. There were numerous trade stands and the event was officially opened by Conor Ryan, CEO of Arrabawn Coop. The programme of events included inter-club, open and Macra na Feirme stock judging, a […]

IHFA National Open Day 2016 – Prize Winners

NATIONAL HERDS COMPETITION 2016 Sponsored by GREENVALE ANIMAL FEEDS SPRING SECTION 1st – Denis Kiely – Millstreet Ballydaly, Millstreet, Co. Cork (Cork Club) 2nd – Michael Spillane – Mountain Tullamaine, Fethard, Co. Tipperary (Tipperary / Waterford Club) 3rd – William Horgan – Aghaleemore Killeen, Killarney, Co. Kerry (Kerry Club) EBI AWARD Enda Barrett – Cloonigney […]

Pure Friesian Open Day 2016 at Coolmohan

The IHFA Pure Friesian Open Day was held at the farm of Pat and Nora Flynn, Coolmohan Herd, Kilworth, Co. Cork on Wednesday 22nd June, 2016. Irish Pure Friesian Herds Competition sponsored by Zurich A presentation of the first Pure Friesian Herds Competition winners was made on the day. The sponsors of the competition were […]

YMA Victory at European Championships 2016

Congratulations to the Irish YMA team on their success in Colmar, France, this weekend at the European Championships. Thomas Neville and Paul Murphy represented Ireland at the championships and did the country proud. Thomas won the title of Senior European Young Breeder while Paul was awarded Junior European Young Breeder. The team won the Championship, taking first […]

IHFA AGM 2016

The IHFA AGM 2016 took place at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork on Tuesday 10th of May. Alec Bryan of the Cork Club took up the mantel of IHFA President and Kathleen Watson, Slaney Club, the President-Elect.

National Hall of Fame Award 2016

Congratulations to Mary Rafferty of the Breffni Oriel Club on being presented with the National Hall of Fame Award, 2016

Hallow Advent Twizzle Reigns Supreme at Emerald Expo 2016

Highly successful First Show of the Year, held in the Virginia Show Centre The skies overflowed with rain on the morning of the Show in stark contrast to the sunny conditions of previous days resulting in the judging ring being moved indoors within the Virginia Showgrounds Centre. For exhibitors, and spectators alike it proved a […]

Women in Farming – Haesel Dickson

Cornskye Herd of Pedigree Registered Holstein Friesians forges ahead with the father and daughter partnership of Tom & Haesel Dickson. Within the Holstein Friesian community Haesel and Tom are recognised as a double-act with both keen onlookers and participants at various club activities and open days and attending various Breeders sales. Haesel is ever-committed to […]

Profiling the Top EBI IHFA Herds

Six out of the top 10 herds for EBI Nationally are Pedigree Registered IHFA Herds. In recognition of this positive achievement for the breed, we profile these top herds. For the full report, CLICK HERE

On Farm Use of Genomics – Using a Winning Team by Dr Alan Fahy, UCD

Genomic selection (GS) offers the Irish dairy farmer the potential to accelerate genetic gain in his herd. However in the Genomic Era it is as important as ever to remember the fundamentals of bull selection. Just because a bull has a Genomic proof does not mean that the EBI value of that bull is his […]

IHFA Premier Bull Show & Sale 2016

IHFA PREMIER BULL SALE IS TAKING PLACE IN NENAGH LIVESTOCK MART ON WEDNESDAY 23RD MARCH 2016. FOR THE FULL OFFICIAL CATALOGUE, GO TO http://ihfa.ie/ihfa-premier-bull-show-sale-2016-catalogue/

RDS Champions of Champions 2016

The Champion of Champion awards was an initial pilot project estab-lished with IHFA in 2006 but has now grown to include all the beef  and sheep breeds. It also has a Genetic Merit Award. Livestock improvement and excel-lence in breeding which is transferred to commercial success is the purpose of the project.Dr. Karina Pierce UCD […]

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National YMA Calf Show Finals 2016

July 26 @ 11:00 am - July 27 @ 4:00 pm