The 2015 Irish Holstein Friesian Association, National Open Day 2015, will be held at Friarstown, Crecora, Co. Limerick, on Wednesday 8th July at the Lisnalty Herd owned by the Hannan family. Host farmers are Paul (Tel: 087-917 6011) and Eileen Hannan along with Brother John and his wife Audrey. The open day was launched at […]
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.
Remembrance Service Please put Sunday, June 28th, 2015 into your diary for our Remembrance Service. This ecumenical service, which allows us to come together to remember our dearly departed loved ones, takes place in the Holy Rosary Church in Abbeyleix at 2p.m. We will read out the names of all the deceased who are represented […]
The “Churchclara” herd of the O’ Keeffe family will host the Irish Pure Friesian Open Day on June 19th. Bill, Phil and Matt O’ Keeffe milk over 200 Pedigree Registered Friesian cows near Clara, Co. Kilkenny. The herd was Graded Up to Pedigree in the late 1990’s and the family have grown and developed the […]
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 […]
Results of Emerald Expo 2015
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There was a strong demand with excellent prices for quality bulls at the IHFA Premier Bull Sale held at Nenagh Mart on Wednesday 25th March. The average price was €3,400 which was in increase on last year’s prices by €600. There was a 60% clearance. The Champion was Lisnalty Fever, exhibited by Paul Hannan, Crecora, […]
All Ireland Awards Presentations for 2014 took place at the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on Friday 20th February 2015
Glaslough Miss Petra Retains Holstein Show Supreme Title A dream cow with a tremendous udder was how English judge Mick Gould described Glaslough Miss Petra EX93 2E, winner of the Irish National Holstein Show’s supreme and exhibitor-bred championships for the second successive year. “Everyone aspires to breed a Holstein cow like this,” said Mick Gould […]
The aim of the Royal Dublin Society’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Foundation is to promote best practice and efficiency in farming to ensure farm household profitability and sustainability in Ireland. The Champion of Champions award continues the seminal involvement of the RDS in Irish cattle breeding which began with the first Spring Show on the […]
Desmond Dundee Embrace is Supreme Interbreed Winter Fair Champion 2014 Report on the 29th Winter Fair by Donal Carey Southern Breeders take the plaudits with Hallow Holsteins Desmond Dundee Embrace crowned Holstein Champion and Senior Interbreed Champion & Best Udder and Hallow Bordermist Sid Fran taking Reserve Holstein Champion, Interbreed Heifer Champion and Interbreed Senior […]
Irish Pure Friesian Club Cow Competition 2014 Awarded at the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Pure Friesian Club Kerry Co-Op Cup for Heifer calved under 2 ½ Years (Milk/Fat/Protein kgs in 305 days) 1. Michael Spillane, Fethard, Co. TipperaryMountain Rancher Averil Yield: 8,081 kgs Milk, 286 kgs Fat, 276 kgs Protein 2. Pat Cleary, […]
32nd National Dairy Show, Millstreet 2014 Glaslough Holsteins Reign supreme at the National Dairy Show! “The best show of dairy cows I have ever Judged” were the closing remarks of the renowned Judge Iwan Rhys Morgan in summing up his Championship lineout. This gives us a flavour of the Quality of animals at the 32nd […]
CLASS A – YMA Showmanship League – Final (Junior) Sponsored by Eurogene, Volac and FBD Claire Kirby Conor Lynch Lauren O’Toole Doireann Mulhall Cathal Muhall Kevin Smith JJ O’Connor Rachel McNamara CLASS B – YMA Showmanship League – Final (Senior) Sponsored by Eurogene, Volac and FBD Andrea Rafferty Padraic Murphy Louise Murphy Edwin Gayno […]
Congratulations to the Irish Team of Stacey O’Sullivan, Andrea Rafferty, Cathal Taaffe, Doireann Mulhall, Padraic Murphy, Rachel McNamara, & Paul Murphy who respresented Ireland at EYBS, Battice, Belgium in early September.
Results & photos of YMA National Calf Show 2014
The Diageo Baileys Irish Champion cow in conjunction with Virginia show was held on 20th August. There was a huge crowd packed around the ring side for this marvelous spectacle of Quality cows who in their own right were champions at various shows throughout the summer.
Probably the best show of Dairy cattle to date at Tullamore despite the showery weather! Tullamore show took place at Butterfield Estate, Blueball on Sunday 10h August on 250 acres of show ground area. Revived in 1991 and now firmly established as the country’s largest Agricultural show. There was a generous €85K in prize funds […]