IHFA National Herds Competition Results
UCD Lyons Research Farm Update
Ecellence at Eedy
NDS Champion Cow of the Decade

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/#    

IHFA National Herds Competition 2020 – Results

Like everything else this year, our National Herds Competition had to be done a little differently. Due to travel restrictions and Covid protocols, herds in this year’s competition herds were judged on production and classification. In total 41 herds participated. Herds were entered by their clubs on the basis of successful performance at club level […]

National Dairy Show – Champion Cow of the Decade

IHFA Champion Cow of the Decade – results Champion – Ridgefield Dundee Portea owned by Patrick, Breda and Derrick Frawley Reserve  – Baldonnel Goldie Larissa owned by Cyril Dowling and Tadhg Bourke Honourable Mention – Lisnalty Megasire Rituel owned by Paul and Eileen Hannan.     IHFA recently held a novel competition called the IHFA […]

Excellence at Eedy

Home-Bred Mother & Daughter both score EX95 Two generations of home-bred EX95 dams for the Eedy herd Robert and Sylvia Helen, and their son Jason, of the Eedy Holstein Friesian herd achieved a milestone when Eedy Destry Acclaim recently classified EX95 – completing two generations of EX95 scored home-bred dams. It is a major breeding […]

UCD Lyons Research Farm Update

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, University College Dublin, Ireland. Background In regions where it is possible to […]

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 

Rathgibbon Holstein Friesian Herd

Rathgibbon Holstein Friesian Herd – Gareth O’Brien and parents Francis and Ann 2019 herd average – 551kgs milk solids per cow sold to the co-op An IHFA Laois Offaly Club feature The ingredient mix for the successful Rathgibbon herd includes a passion for Holstein breeding, deep cow families with generations of top performance, a sprinkling […]

Bayvilla Herd – Dispersal Sale Report

Top price of €4,357 with 12 animals selling for €3,000 or more 157 lots sell for an average price of €2,183 On Saturday, October 17th, a chapter closed on 48 years of registered Holstein Friesian breeding – and a lifetime of “loving every minute of it” – with the dispersal of the Bayvilla herd of […]

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 […]

IHFA AGM 2020

The IHFA AGM 2020 took place on Wednesday September 2nd . Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing National restrictions on gatherings and guidelines as to group sizes permitted at events, the AGM was held later in the year and under constricted parameters. It was an audio-enabled AGM whereby members had the opportunity to dial […]

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 […]

IHFA Student Bursary 2019

This year, the IHFA Student Bursary was presented to both Niall Slattery and Sean Quinlan. Both Niall and Sean are graduates of Gurteen College. . The IHFA Student Bursary is awarded based on a combination of a student’s class project, IHFA assignment and an interview. Gurteen College maintain Registered Pedigree Holstein Friesian herd as a teaching resource […]

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