IHFA Judges Conference 2016

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Laurelelm Herd – Rickey & Susan Barrett, The Elms, Adamston, Ballinhassig, Co Cork.
Thursday 28th April 2016

The Board of IHFA wish to express its thanks to Rickey Barrett and family of the Laurelelm herd who will host the Judges conference on Thursday the 28th of April. (DIRECTIONS)


Rickey Barrett, host of the IHFA Judges Conference

There are four groups of animals to be judged, in addition selected participants including YMA will be asked to participate in Reason Giving in one class.

The 2016 Judges Panel will be selected from the top results in this competition. The list of names on the panel will be distributed on request to Shows Nationally and Internationally.

Senior Panel

Attached is a list of the current Judges Panel and YMA Panel, participants on the current panel have been invited to attend. We invite clubs to nominate in addition senior members to participate in the Judges Conference.

YMA Panel

We also invite nominations from your Club YMA Co-Ordinator. YMA nominations will also need to compete in all the classes to be selected for a YMA Judges Panel and be 18 years and over as of 1st Jan 2016.

Please confirm club names by Wednesday 20th April.

The Judging of the classes will be followed with a discussion forum to tease out the type of cow that judges should promote in the show ring to ensure that the educational value of shows is enhanced and remain relevant to commercial dairy farming systems.

There will be discussion on judging procedures, timeliness, reason giving, dress code and implementation of IHFA showing rules.

IHFA Field staff will be on hand to demonstrate the Classification/Linear scoring system.

The quality of the Laurelmore and Laurelelm herds is such that the selected animals for judging will be very representative of the type of cow exhibited at major shows throughout the country and serve as a platform for existing judges and potential new judges to hone their skills and reason giving in placing their selection.

All existing judges on the panel are requested to attend. Each club are requested to send a team of interested members. A revised Judges panel will be formed based on performance.

Programme of Events

11.00 Registration
11.15 Classification Demo by IHFA staff
11.45 Evolution of the Breed – Recognizing Breed Changes, by Kevin Dillon
12.15 Judging Maiden Heifer

1.00 Lunch
1.30 Judging Heifer in Milk
2.15 Judging Junior Cow in Milk
3.00 Judging Senior Cow in Milk
3.45 Judging Protocols & Rules, by Charles Gallagher, CE

4.15 Championship & Closing

For more info, call IHFA on 023-8833443. For directions, CLICK HERE

Current Judges Panel

Senior Panel 2016
Rickey BarrettCo. Cork
John Barrett SnrCork
Eddie BarrettCork
Kenneth BoydCo. Monaghan
David BoydCo. Monaghan
Patrick ColtonCo. Monaghan
Roy CromieCo. Donegal
James CrowleyCo. Cork
Liam CurranCo. Waterford
John CurtinCo. Limerick
Thomas DalyCo. Meath
Val DonohoeCo. Cavan
Alan DorianCo. Louth
Cyril DowlingCo. Dublin
John DowlingCo. Dublin
Dessie DunleavyCo. Louth
Mervyn EagerCo. Dublin
Paul FlanaganCo. Louth
Kevin FlynnCo. Laois
Aidan FoodyCo. Mayo
Richard FordeCo. Cork
Ursula ForrestCo. Cork
Pat FrawleyCo. Limerick
Brendan GildeaCo. Galway
Peter GingCo. Laois
Brendan GreenanCo. Monaghan
Paul HannanCo. Limerick
Robert HelenCo. Cork
Jerry HegartyCo. Cork
Noel HennessyCo. Waterford
Garry HurleyCo. Wicklow
Victor JacksonCo. Wicklow
Philip JonesCo. Wexford
Gary JonesCo. Wexford
Mervyn JonesCo. Wexford
Enda JordanCo. Wexford
Anthony KealyCo. Wicklow
Christian KeenanCo. Monaghan
Kathleen KellyCo. Tipperary
PJ KellyCo. Westmeath
Sean Kelly, CoolroeCo. Tipperary
Tom KellyCo. Louth
Peter KennellyCo. Kerry
Mike LaffanCo. Limerick
Don LuceyNr Cork
Dom McAdamCo. Monaghan
Stephen McLoughlinCo. Kildare
Eamon McLoughneyCo. Tipperary
Sean McSweeneyCo. Cork
Sean MeadeCo. Cork
Ronald MooreCo. Cork
John C MurphyCo. Kilkenny
Margaret MurphyCo. Cork
Tom MurphyCo. Kilkenny
Steven NagleCo. Cork
John O'ConnorCo. Limerick
John O'FlynnCo. Cork
Bill O'KeeffeCo. Kilkenny
John O'SullivanCo. Cork
Victor O'SullivanCo. Cork
Robert ShannonCo. Cork
John WalshCo. Kerry
John WatsonCo. Wexford
Richard WhelanCo. Meath
George WhiteCo. Cork
Philip WhitleyCo. Cork
David BeechinorCo. Cork
Emma BehanCo. Kildare
Emer KellyCo. Westmeath
Katie KennellyCo. Kerry
Owen LaffanCo. Limerick
Paul MurphyCo. Cork
Diarmuid MurphyCo. Cork
Jerry O'DriscollCo. Cork
Rory TimlinCo. Mayo

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