All Ireland Photo Competition 2021
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Dalevalley Sky-High Protein Sale Report
Swiftsheath Young Stock Sale Report
Diamond Duo at Boynevale
Knowthfarm Dispersal Sale Report
UCD Lyons Research Farm Update

All Ireland Photo Competition 2021

Now open for entries – IHFA All Ireland Photo Competition 2021 We are now accepting entries for the All Ireland Photo Competition 2021. This is a judgement of the quality of an animal photographed. This is not solely a photographic competition as the classification of the animal will also be considered in the case of […]

Dalevalley Sky-High Protein Sale Report

Cow families, backed by generations of production and conformation performance command the top prices at Dalevalley Sky-High Protein Sale Roy & Heather Cromie and guest vendors achieve €4,175 average price from 36 lots sold The Dalevalley Sky-High Protein Sale took place on Wednesday June 9th , conducted by Taaffe Auctions at Carnaross Livestock >art, Co. […]

We’re hiring – Data Analyst

An exceptional career opportunity with the Holstein Friesian herdbook to drive and support breed development in the new era of Ag Climatise. The Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA) is licensed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to manage the Holstein Friesian herdbook. It is responsible for the validity and upkeep of the […]

Swiftsheath Youngstock Sale Report

Top price of €4,672 and 100% clearance at Swiftsheath Youngstock Sale Cow families and generations of breeding performance command the top prices for Tom and Maura Murphy & family by Donal Carey 51 lots comprising all youngstock – served heifers, bulling heifers and heifer calves – was the choice catalogue offering at the Switftsheath Herd […]

A2 Milk Testing is Now Available

The A2 test is available from the Weatherbys Laboratory and the following is the testing procedure. Where an animal has been genotyped or currently being genotyped i.e., sample has been received in the lab and is genotyped, the cost is €8.00 ex VAT/sample. The breeder should email customer services (cs@weatherbys.ie) with the animal ID (tag […]

A Duo of Diamond Awards for the Boynevale Herd

A result of many years of dedication to quality breeding Boynevale Eden Sunshine EX94 4E & Boynevale Dana’s Delight EX93 5E achieve IHFA production milestone heartily working away as youthful 13-year-olds with a combined 18 lactations by Donal Carey The Boynevale herd of Brendan and Dorothy Mennis & family has achieved not one but two […]

40 years of pedigree Holstein Friesian breeding commands top prices

Knowthfarm herd dispersal sale tops €7,300 82 milkers from established cow families average €2,391 for Jim & Patricia McGrane The top seller at the dispersal sale for Jim and Patricia McGrane & family Knowthfarm pedigree registered Holstein Friesian herd was 3-year-old, Knowthfarm RS Lulu VG89, who sold for €7,300. Fourteen lots sold for prices of […]

46th IHFA Premier Bull Sale – Sale Report

There was an 84% clearance rate at the 46th IHFA Premier Bull sale which took place today, March 31st. The average price across the board was €3,690. Monamore Revvup (Lot 8) topped the sale, selling for €5,740 for owners Tom & James Kelly, Monamore herd, Drogheda. Radney Wazza (Lot 15) was the next highest price, […]

A Roadmap towards Climate Neutrality

Ag Climatise Report (2020), A Roadmap towards Climate Neutrality Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Follow this link to access the report. https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/07fbe-ag-climatise-a-roadmap-towards-climate-neutrality/#    

UCD Lyons Research Farm Update

The article below preceded a webinar held by UCD Lyons Research Farm The development of a high output grass-based spring milk production system Zoe McKay2, Finbar Mulligan1, Karina Pierce2, Bridget Lynch2, Ciaran McDonnell2, Nicholas Ryan2, Niall Walsh1,2, Alan Fahey2, Michael Wallace2 1School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland. 2School of Agriculture and Food Science, […]

IHFA Recommended Bulls – Updates

From now on, Bull Proofs will be published more frequently at six times per year, up from three times a year previously. From this data, we will publish two lists focusing on 

Bluetongue Information – UPDATED September 2020

NDCC Bluetongue Alert Number 2 of 2020 Outbreaks in Europe Luxembourg Further to Bluetongue Alert Number 1 of 2020, issued on April 2nd, Luxembourg confirmed an outbreak of BTV 8 on 7th September 2020. Clinical disease was reported in 2 animals in a herd of 435. This is the first time Bluetongue has been reported […]

Clones & Descendants of Clones

IMPORTANT- For all IHFA members looking to buy new herd members, please note the following…. Clones & Descendants of Clones The Board of IHFA took a decision on the 30th October 2019 to not register clones or the progeny of clones. Therefore, check the ancestry of live animals and embryos before purchasing or importing. The […]

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Lisduff Sale 2021

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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