The following is taken from the Administration Pages in our Winter Journal 2015. It contains information on Registration, Registering ET Calves and a few other relevant items that might prove useful at this time of year. Just click HERE to read.
In this new feature of the IHFA Journal where we will be profiling breeders from around the country and the 15 different club constituencies.
The dairy industry in Ireland is set to receive a big boost with a multi-million world-class Dairy Research and Education facility at University College Dublin (UCD) Lyons Research Farm. The project is spearheaded by UCD as well as leaders in the agri-food industry such as Dairymaster, Devenish Nutrition, FBD, Glanbia, Munster Cattle Breeding Group, Progressive […]
2016 - At a Glance January 26th / 27th / 28th – Club Conferences – Various Locations 29th – YMA AGM, Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise at 8.00pm February 26th – All Ireland Awards, The Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise Town. March 23rd – IHFA Bull Sale, Nenagh Mart, Co. Tipperary 28th – 5th April – World Holstein Friesian Conference, […]
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Evergreen Duplex Ebony is “Outstanding” Supreme & Interbreed Champion 2015 30th Royal Ulster Winter Fair Dominated by Southern Breeders Breeders from the Republic enjoyed unprecedented success at the Royal Winter Fair with a virtual clean sweep of the Holstein Friesian classes. A packed ring-side heaving with a buzzing atmosphere continued right throughout the day. […]
Congratulations to Mr. Pat Flynn & family, Kilworth, Co Cork on retaining the status of No.1 herd for EBI in Ireland. Having claimed the Number 1 spot over 12 months ago it is a credible achievement to remain at the top echelon. It is a positive testament for Friesian breeding and also IHFA Pedigree Registered […]
Class A – YMA Showmanship League – Final (Junior) Winner: J.J. O’Connor – Cork Club Class B – YMA Showmanship League – Final (Intermediate) Winner: Rachel Corley – Breffni Oriel Club Class C – YMA Showmanship League – Final (Senior) Winner: Andrea Rafferty – Breffni Oriel Club 1. Handler aged 12 to 18 years inclusive […]
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 the winners of our Free Competition at the National Ploughing Championships 2015! 1st Prize: Pedigree Registered Holstein Friesian Pedigree Heifer Calf, sponsored by IHFA Jimmy McCarthy, Ballytohill, Mullinahore, Co. Tipperary 2nd Prize: €1,000 worth of Milk Replacer, sponsored by Volac Maurice Behan, Tierernane, Balick, Moyler, Co. Carlow 3rd Prize: Voucher to the value […]
Kevin Behan, Co. Kildare; Diarmuid Murphy, Co. Cork; Padraic Coleman, Co. Carlow; Colin Todd, Co. Monaghan; Rebekah Williamson, Co. Monaghan; Claire Kirby, Co. Cork; Rachel Corley, Co. Monaghan, •Tremendous success for YMA, competing against teams from 13 Countries. •Assisted by Liam Murphy & Brendan Greenan
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.
Judge Edward Griffiths selects everyone’s favourite cow as The Diageo Baileys Irish Champion cow. The Diageo Baileys Irish Champion all Ireland dairy cow competition in conjunction with Virginia show was held on 19th August. Despite the wet day there was a huge crowd packed around the ringside for this marvelous show of quality cows who […]
Tullamore National Livestock Show goes from strength to strength with the biggest exhibition of cattle and sheep in the country! Report: Charles Gallagher The good weather on the day brought out a larger than ever crowd of people to the show. Coupled with this was the bigger than ever entries of stock and trade stands, […]
Day 1 Handler Championship: Champion: Diarmuid Murphy (Cork) Reserve: Colin Todd (Breffni / Oriel) Honourable Mention: JJ O’Connor (Cork) Clipping: 1.Cork: Brian Smith, Kevin Smith 2.Breffni / Oriel: Rachel Corley, Jack Cooney 3.Carlow / Kilkenny: George Murphy, Simon Lanigan 4.Slaney: Mark Hurley, Brian Hurley 5.Limerick/Clare: Emma McNamara, Stephen McInerney 6.Cork: Conor Lehane, Stephen Shannon […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
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