Open Day 2017 – Programme of Events
IHFA Open Day 2017 at Crossnacole
Victor Jackson speaks with Charles Gallagher, IHFA CE, about what to expect at the IHFA National Holstein Friesian Open Day on July 6th in Crossnacole Holsteins.
25th IHFA HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN OPEN DAY
Programme of events at Crossnacole Holsteins, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow Eircode: W91 W9A0
12noon Inter-Club, Open & Macra Na Feirme Stockjudging
2.00pm Official opening by Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle TD
2.30pm Presentation of Crossnacle Holsteins
▶Inter-Club Stockjudging sponsored by Connolly’s Red Mills
▶National Herds Competition sponsored by Greenvale Animal Feeds
4.30pm Celebration Sale
Trade exhibition A trade display of products and services by companies servicing the dairy industry.
View the Sales Catalogue here
National Herds Competiton – sponsored by Greenvale Animal Feeds
The eagerly awaited results of the IHFA National Herds Competition will be announced as part of the programme of events at the open day. Herds from across the country were visited in the space of a week by judge Paul Hannan who manages the Lisnalty Herd in Co Limerick.
Production and conformation at herd level were assessed, bringing excellence in herd efficiency and management to the fore.
In completing the onerous judging task, Paul covered huge distances and long hours in visiting herds across the IHFA clubs’ areas. There are three categories within the competition and the awards include highest EBI, judge’s choice and judge’s recognition prizes.
Greenvale Animal Feeds is sponsoring the IHFA National Herds Competition. Much anticipation awaits the announcement of the results at the national open day.