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IHFA Ploughing Competition - Winners
Entries Now Open for the 34th National Dairy Show
Baileys Champion Cow 2016
Tullamore Show Results
Day 1 Results - National YMA Calf Show Finals 2016
Day 2 Results - National YMA Calf Show Finals 2016
IHFA National Open Day at Windfield Holsteins
IHFA National Open Day - Awards
Pure Friesian Open Day 2016 - Coolmohan
Victory for YMA - European Championships

National Ploughing Championship – IHFA Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Free Competition at the National Ploughing Championship. The question at the centre of this year’s competition was to guess the total yield of solids over 5 lactations for Balliclider Chris 228 EX92 2E Winners!!! 1st Prize: Pedigree Registered Holstein Friesian Heifer Calf, sponsored by IHFA – Trevor Stephenson, Baltinglass, […]

34th National Dairy Show – Entries

Entries are open for the 34th National Dairy Show. See below for Prize Schedule and Cattle and Handler Entry forms. All completed paperwork is to be returned to Celine Griffin, IHFA, Clonakilty, Co. Cork by Monday October 3rd, at the latest. Please make sure to include the dates of birth on all handler forms, as entries […]

2016 DIAGEO BAILEYS CHAMPION COW WINNER IS Hallow Advent Twizzle 3

Co. Wexford breeders Philip and Linda Jones win the Diageo Baileys® Irish Dairy Champion Cow 2016 with their cow Hallow Advent Twizzle 3. Diageo, the company behind Baileys, has ended this year’s search for Ireland’s finest Holstein Friesian dairy cow with Hallow Advent Twizzle 3 crowned the Diageo Baileys® Irish Champion, owned by Philip and […]

Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show 2016 – Results

YMA National Livestock Show Showmanship League - 12 years and under 1st Hollie Keenan 2nd Claire Smith 3rd Sarah Williamson 4th Aoife McNamara 5th Brian Hurley 6th Hannah Greenan 7th Lauren O’Toole 8th Conor McNamara 9th Hanah Williamson 10th Michael Fagan YMA National Livestock Show Showmanship League 2016 – Age 13 to 16 1st Rachel Corley 2nd Kevin Smith 3rd Pauric Coleman […]

National YMA Calf Show Finals 2016 – Results Day 1

YMA Calf Show Finals 2016 – 25th Anniversary – 1991 – 2016 Results – Day 1 Handler Championship Champion: Paul Murphy (Cork) Reserve: Rachel Corley (Breffni / Oriel) Honourable Mention: Kevin Smith (Cork) Clipping    Novice A 1. Josh Sinnott (Slaney) 2. Will Jones (Slaney) 3. Conor Coleman (Carlow / Kilkenny) Novice B 1. Ciara […]

National YMA Calf Show Finals 2016 – Results Day 2

YMA Calf Show Finals 2016 – 25th Anniversary – 1991 – 2016 Calf Championship Champion: Dalevalley Dorman Tracey ET – Roy Cromie Reserve: Beechrow Damion Twain – Michael Booth Hon Mention: Hallow Mccutchen Twizzle – Philip Jones March Calf: 1. Mullaghlands Lad P Susie Mist – Michael Maunsell 2. Ardskeagh Vares Judy – John McNamara […]

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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