Emerald Expo 2020 - Entries Open
45th Premier Bull Show & Sale - NOTE: DATE CHANGE
IHFA Student Bursary2019
Sylvia Allen - Quality Over Quantity
34th RUAS Winter Fair Report
Clones and the descendants of clones
Rushwee Dispersal Sale
37th National Dairy Show - Results
Monamore Sale 2019
Castleblagh Herd Clearance Sale - Vibrant Sale with Strong Prices for Pedigree Stock
36th Lisduff Sale
Pedigree Pays at Young Stock Dispersal
IHFA Recommended Bulls

Emerald Expo 2020 – Entries Open!

Entries are now open for Emerald Expo 2020. Expo 2020 will be held again in the Virginia Show Centre, Virginia, Co. Cavan. Emerald Expo is set to take place in the Virginia Show Centre, Co. Cavan on Saturday 25th of April. This landmark show, now in its tenth year, kick starts the showing season in […]

45th Annual IHFA Premier Bull Show & Sale – Entries Open

Entries are now open for the 45th Annual IHFA Premier Bull Show & Sale.  IHFA PREMIER BULL SALE STANDARDS OF ENTRY NENAGH LIVESTOCK MART, FRIDAY 3RD APRIL 2020 All entries catalogued will be promoted in IFJ as a Genomic Sale\ HEALTH REQUIREMENTS • All entrants must be within 60 day TB test • All animals […]

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 […]

Sylvia Allen, Carrickbrack Pure Friesians – Quality over quantity

“Up here its different” is a slogan that has been used as a Donegal marketing slogan to would-be visitors. Some things may indeed be different, however the Holstein Friesian breeders of this most north western county proudly follow the best of breeding, putting into practice inherent husbandry and stockmanship skills to deliver performance and achievements. […]

34th RUAS Winter Fair Report

“Youthful” selection of Southern Cows takes Winter Fair Championship Southern cows feature prominently once again at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) Winter Fair 2019. Breeders from across Ireland made the journey to the Eikon Exhibition Centre at Balmoral Park, Lisburn, for the unique and festive atmosphere of the Winter Fair. Lisnalty Megasire Rituel won […]

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. IHFA […]

Rushwee Dispersal Sale

Positivity and strong prices commanded at Rushwee pedigree herd dispersal sale Autumn calved cows and heifers averaged €2,319 at the Rushwee dispersal sale for Rory and Mairead Crinion & family. There was strong demand for pedigree Holstein Friesian stock with a proven track record. The sale was conducted by Taaffe Auctions and was held at […]

37th National Dairy Show – Results

Irish Examiner Supreme Championship Champion Lisnalty Megasire Rituel exhibited by Paul Hannan Reserve Woodmarsh Cancun Lyme 2 exhibited by ML & E McNamara Hon. Mention Des Grands Trix Harmonica exhibited by A&S Foody + R Timlin Best Udder – Sponsored by Kelliher Feeds Baldonnel Flashmatic Dawn exhibited by C & J Dowling Premier Breeder – […]

Monamore Sale 2019 Report

Cow families with generations of pedigree and performance command top prices The 54th Monamore on-farm sale for Thomas, Rhona and James Kelly was held on Saturday, October 26th and conducted by Taaffe Auctions. 119 lots were catalogued comprising fresh heifers and cows, springing autumn and spring calvers and a select offering of heifer calves – […]

Castleblagh Holstein Friesian Herd Clearance Sale

Vibrant Sale with Strong Prices for Pedigree stock Entire clearance at Cork Marts, Corrin, Fermoy, Co. Cork. There was a very buoyant trade for stock at the clearance sale of the Castleblagh pedigree herd for Tony Beecher and family, Ballyhooly, north Cork. 77 lots were catalogued in total, achieving an average price of €1,669 with […]

The 36th Lisduff Sale

The 36th annual Lisduff Sale took place on Saturday 28th September at the home farm in Whitechurch, Co. Cork. There was 110 head on offer including over 30 heifer calves. The sale was conducted by Denis Barrett, auctioneer. The sale animals were bred from strong cow families, originating from top international families selected in France […]

Pedigree Pays at West Cork Young Stock Dispersal!

The dispersal of the youngstock of the Mohoncross herd on Saturday 21st September witnessed a brisk trade for quality stock. West Cork dairy farmers were out in force for the opportunity of purchasing seed stock from this outstanding herd. 107 lots were on offer. The herd has been bred over the years by owner Jerry […]

Bluetongue Information – UPDATED August 2019

Letter from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – Please read! IMPORTANT Dear stakeholder, In July and August of 2018, the number of cattle imported from mainland Europe was 36. In the month of July alone this year, that number stands at 135. This represents a huge increase from last year. Bluetongue disease […]

UCD Lyons Research Farm – Latest Update

 The development of a high-output grass-based spring milk production system  From a recent presentation by Finbar Mulligan, Associate Professor at UCD. Note: Each slide runs for 10 seconds. If more time is needed to read the slide content, press the pause button. Alternately, download the presentation in PDF format HERE.

IHFA Student Bursary

The inaugural IHFA Student Bursary was presented to Liam Brophy. Liam Brophy is a student of Gurteen College. He is currently in his final year of study there. The IHFA Student Bursary is awarded based on a combination of a student’s class project, IHFA assignment and an interview. Expansion of the dairy herd at Gurteen […]

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 

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