Breed Promotion by IHFA
YMA National Calf Show 2017 - Calf Class Schedule
UCD Lyons - Year 1 Study, Dr. Karina Pierce
Emerald Expo 2017 Launch
Recommended Bulls, Spring 2017
New Friesian Bull Initiative for 2017

Breed Promotion by IHFA

At a recent meeting of the Board of IHFA, Chief Executive, Charles Gallagher made a presentation on the work being done by IHFA to promote the breed across a number of platforms. The following is a link to his presentation which also includes information on the new Classification Report scheme. Click here to view presentation.

YMA National Calf Show 2017 Calf Class Schedule

Agreed by YMA National Committee Meting 24/03/’17. Changes indicated by underlining. March Calf (UNCLIPPED) – Calf born on/after March 1st 2017 UNCLIPPED CALF CLASS handled by YMA member aged 10 years or under as of January 1st 2017 Junior Calf – Calf Born between January 1st & February 28th 2017 handled by YMA member aged […]

UCD Lyons – Year 1 Study

by Dr Karina Pierce Background The abolition of the European milk quota system in 2015 paves the way to increase cow numbers and milk output. However, the profitability associated with this extra production for individual farms needs to be examined and there must be a continuing focus on improving efficiencies. It is widely recognised that […]

Emerald Expo 2017 – Launch

Saturday 29th of April, 2017 Virginia Show Centre, Co. Cavan The Emerald Expo is now one of the great landmark shows on the annual agricultural Calendar incorporating All-Ireland of Dairy breeds, the first show of the year, hosted by the Virginia Showgrounds in their impressive new development. The date of late April will hopefully be […]

IHFA Bull Show & Sale 2017 – Report

The Irish Holstein Friesian Association Premier Bull Sale 2017 catalogued 34 bulls with tremendous protein %, EBI and conformation for discerning breeders and dairymen alike. Bulls forward on the day were 27 as some were sold in the yard pre-sale. Mountfarna Rangler took top price at €4,000. The cold and wet weather throughout March has […]

IHFA Awards Night – All Ireland Awards Results

The IHFA Awards Night took place at the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on Friday 24th of February. This year the awards were presented by the new Executive Director of Agri-Aware, Deirdre O’Shea. Among the awards presented were the All Ireland Awards for 2016, covering nine classes; the YMA Awards, which include Club of the Year, President’s Medal, […]

IHFA Awards Night – Gold & Diamond and YMA Awards

  The IHFA Awards Night took place at the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois on Friday 24th of February. This year the awards were presented by the Executive Director of Agri-Aware, Deirdre O’Shea. Among the awards presented were the All Ireland Awards for 2016, covering nine classes; the YMA Awards, which include Club of the Year, President’s […]

HERD BOOK REGISTRATIONS

MALE REGISTRATION – CHARGES FROM 1ST JANUARY 2017 THE BOARD OF IHFA APPROVED A CHARGE OF €80 FOR MALE REGISTRATIONS TO COVER A RECALL (i.e. Repeat Sample) – Basic charge for Male registration is €50. Process to verify parentage and Genomic proof: When a BVD sample or HAIR sample is received for parentage verification and genomics, it […]

Attention to Detail – DNA is Absolute

How to correctly take a hair sample for testing and avoid recalls and additional charges Finally – Check that the tag number of the calf corresponds to the ID No. on the hair card / DNA bag Note: Hairs extracted from other parts of the coat will result in a poor DNA sample! Click here […]

Change to the Bovine Tag Numbering Format

Change to the bovine tag numbering format to facilitate new electronic identification (EID) numbering The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has introduced a new numbering format for cattle tags since November 1st. This new numbering format is required for cattle tags to ensure the system in place is compatible with an agreed EU […]

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Emerald Expo

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm