Young Members Association (YMA) is a voluntary organisation which caters for young people involved and interested in breeding, managing and exhibiting Holstein Friesian cattle.
It is essential to nurture, educate and encourage young stock people in order to ensure the success and progression of the breed in future years.
YMA is an outlet for young people to learn the skills and knowledge that will be helpful to them when buying, breeding, managing and exhibiting cattle, and helps develop these skills to the best of each individual’s ability.
Similiar to all IHFA activities, YMA events are an excellent way of meeting like-minded people, increasing your social network and is a useful way of promoting your herd.
YMA and IHFA are committed to developing skills such as leadership, communication, public speaking, group and organisational skills, as well as promotional skills which assist the development of young people across Ireland. It is skills like these that are not only helpful when involved in the farming industry, but across all aspects of life.
Our goal is to encourage and support young members to become active in the promotion and development of the breed throughout Ireland.