The Irish Holstein Friesian Association National Open Day is taking place on Wednesday 6th of July at 12noon. The host farmers this year are the Tommy & Orla Screene and family of Windfield Holsteins, Menlough, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway . The Windfield herd is made up of 65 pedigree registered Holstein Friesian cows with a further […]
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 […]
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.
Congratulations to Mary Rafferty of the Breffni Oriel Club on being presented with the National Hall of Fame Award, 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 […]
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 […]
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
Recent analysis of data of 10,470 dairy herds from commercial dairy farms which included Holstein Friesian, Jersey and Cross bred cows was presented by Dr. Andrew Cromie ICBF, Prof. Donagh Berry and Dr. Frank Buckley, Moorpark, at the Teagasc National Dairy Conference in December 2015. “The rate of Genetic Gain in the Holstein Friesian outweighs […]
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 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/
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 […]
RDS Genetic Merit Award – Beesimon HZO Avaleen Noel Beecher, Ballymacsimon, Castlelyons, Co. Cork was presented with the Genetic Merit award 2015 for Beesimon HZO Avaleen in recognition for her performance and credentials; Lifetime production to date of 66,286 kgs Milk, 4869 kgs Milk Solids averaging 3.54 % Fat and 3.80 % Protein. With an […]
For the complete photographic list of winners, CLICK HERE CLASS 1 ALL IRELAND HEIFER BORN AFTER 1ST DEC 2014 1. Dellview Snow Angel Gordon Kingston, Kilmotlerane, Ballinscarthy, Co. Cork 2. Cahirmee Dy Perfection Patrick Smith, Cahirmee Hse, Doneraile, Co. Cork 3. Portvale Atwood Vicky Clayton Coulter, Portinaghy, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan CLASS 2 ALL IRELAND HEIFER […]
The Young Members (YMA) Showmanship League is a major highlight where the skill of the young members in showcasing their quality stock is brought to the fore. Over the summer months Young Members from across the country have showcased their stockmanship skills at various shows ranging from West Cork to Tydavnet in north county Monaghan […]
Congratulations to Garry Hurley of Clonpaddin and Victor Jackson of Crossnacole for coming 2nd and 4th respectively overall at the European Judging School. Over 60 participants competed at the Harmonisation of European Judging Conference in Hungary from September 1st to 3rd.
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