Information for Club Secretaries
For all info, links and documents relevant to IHFA Club Secretaries.
FYI – Secretaries Letter
Click here for details of deadlines for upcoming competitions and tours.
For the National Herds Competition, please contact Celine with your entries before May 1st.
Emerald Expo, Virginia, Co. Cavan – 28th April 2018
Emerald Expo will take place at Virginia Show Centre on Saturday 28th April. This year’s Judge is Ben Yates from Somerset, UK. We look forward to support from our clubs for this National Spring Show.
Closing date for exhibitor entries is this Friday 30th March
IHFA AGM, Tralee, Co. Kerry (V92 HT91) – 2nd May 2018
The IHFA AGM will be held on Wednesday 2nd May at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry, where Peter Kennelly will be elected as President. During the afternoon we will visit the Dairymaster manufacturing plant & the Maunsell herd.
1.00pm Meet at Ballyroe Heights hotel for bus transport to Dairymaster
Dairymaster tour (light refreshments provided)
Maunsell Herd (Michael Maunsell & family, Fortwilliam, Abbeydorney, Tralee)
6.00pm Return to Ballyroe Heights hotel
Room rates for IHFA members on 2nd May are €50 per person sharing or €75 single room, includes breakfast.
Quote ‘IHFA’ when contacting the hotel to book accommodation. Ballyroe Heights Hotel Tel: 066-7126796
Please express interest in the bus tour to Celine at the IHFA office by Monday 16th April
European Judging School, Kilkenny – September 2019
IHFA will host the European Judging School in 2019, which will be held at The Hub in Kikenny during the first week in September 2019. Sixty international judges will attend and we want to make a good impression. We wish for the support of the clubs in providing animals for judging. The classes will be as follows: 2 dry heifer class; 2 heifer in milk class; 4 cow in milk classes.
Animals must be trained for showing and will be housed under their club banner in The Hub during the event. IHFA will provide two fitters for the final grooming, however clubs may use their own handlers.
Please contact Celine at IHFA by Monday 16th April to acknowledge your clubs support as the matter will be discussed at the next Board Meeting on the 17th April
European Championships, Libramont, Belgium – 12th & 13th April 2019
The Board of IHFA are supporting a team of eight in-milk animals to exhibit at the European show 2019 which will be held on 12th and 13th April 2019 at Libramont in Belgium. We await conformation from the Belgian authorities on health requirements and status of the venue.
Breeders with potential animals for team selection need to plan their calving dates and advise IHFA of their intent.
IHFA will register a team number to EHRC for the show at the end March 2018. Selection of the final animals will be advised in advance of travel
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.