Hefyn Wilson Judges Virtual Stock Judging
Test Your Stock Judging Skills
In Profile - Slieverue Herd
In Profile - Sallywood Herd
In Profile - Lismalin Herd
17 year old, Laune Bess 552 EX90 eases in to retirement
In Profile - Creenagh Herd
In Profile - The Garrettstown Herd
In Profile - Monien Herd
The Art of Cattle Breeding... Don't Leave it all to Science
Pure Friesians on the Active Bull List
IHFA Recommended Bulls

Test Your Stock Judging Skills

IHFA Virtual Stock Judging The fourth and final Virtual Stock Judging classes is here! The Senior Cow class. We have six Senior Cows for you all to judge. The closing date for your entries is Thursday 16th of July. Make sure you get your entries in no later than 11.59pm on July 16th! As always, […]

Virtual Stock Judging – Reasons and Results

Junior Cow – Judge’s Reasons Hefyn Wilson of the Tregibby Herd in Wales has very kindly judged the third class of our Virtual Stock Judging – Junior Cow – and these are his reasons. For those of you partaking in this Open Stock Judging, the results of the Junior Cow Class are in! Again, well […]

In Profile – Slieverue Pedigree Registered Herd

SLIEVERUE registered herd, Sean and Emer Begley & family, Gurrane, Dingle, Co. Kerry Having achieved maximum herd size, the emphasis is now quality and efficiency Improved efficiencies driving herd output while conscious of the environment An IHFA Kerry Club herd profile The historical west Kerry port town and bustling tourist hotspot of Dingle is the […]

In Profile – Sallywood Pedigree Holstein Friesian Herd

Sallywood Holstein Friesian herd – Oliver Conneely & family, Ballyglass, Williamstown, Co. Galway Stockmanship skills develop herd from an initial two cows in the 1970s to 80 high-quality pedigree registered cows today An IHFA Galway club herd profile A dear departed Holstein Friesian breeder, family man, longest serving AI sales rep in the business and […]

17-year-old IHFA Diamond Award cow eases into retirement

Laune Bess 522 EX90, 14 completed lactations – A lifetime’s achievement Richard & Breda Langford  A restful and contented on-farm retirement awaits Laune Bess 522 EX90 3E. This follows a productive milking lifetime yielding in excess of 124,000kgs milk production and 9,400kgs total milk solids in 14 lactations. Born in January 2003 Bess is now […]

In Profile – Lismalin Holstein Friesian Herd

Lismalin Holstein Friesian herd – Padraig and Audrey Moroney & family, Drangan, Co. Tipperary 1.47 million kilos of milk per year, family-run, spring calving herd with efficient calf to beef system Using herd conformation and high-performance criteria to “milk” the heavy land type An IHFA Tipperary Waterford Friesian Breeders club profile Farming in the townland […]

In Profile – Creenagh Holstein Friesian Herd

Creenagh Pedigree Registered Holstein Friesian herd – John A.F. Thompson and sons Robert & Paul Castletown Geoghan, Co. Westmeath An IHFA West Midlands Club herd profile feature John A.F. Thompson and sons Robert and Paul farm in partnership, milking a herd of approximately 150 pedigree registered Holstein Friesian cows. The family farming partnership has two […]

In Profile – Garrettstown Pedigree Holstein Friesian Herd

Garrettstown Pedigree Holstein Friesian Herd – David Corrigan & family Garrettstown, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow   From milking cows by hand through to robotic milking, A2/A2 selection and Red & White Polled genetics today!   An IHFA Carlow Kilkenny Club herd profile Historical records verify that milk has been produced on the Corrigan family farm for […]

The art of cattle breeding ……. Don’t leave it all to Science!

Brownsvilla Aster Lily 2 EX93 6E The art of cattle breeding ……. Don’t leave it all to Science! by Shane McHugh On the 3rd of October 2003 the Etazon Lord Lily daughter, Brownsvilla Aster Lily 2, was born to an Esquimau sired dam, in the Brownsvilla herd of Tom Dempsey and family, Brownstown, Collinstown, Co. […]

In Profile – Monien Holstein Friesian Herd

Monien Holstein Friesian Herd – Alan and David Macbeth & families, Ballindrait, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Going against the trend – more milk from less cows An IHFA Donegal Friesian Breeders Club herd profile   Donegal brothers Alan and David Macbeth are currently milking 125 pedigree registered Holstein Friesian cows on the family farm located one […]

In Profile – Loughnacon Holstein Friesian Herd

Loughnacon Holstein Friesian Herd – Raymond Scott & family Caughoo, Co. Cavan   An IHFA Breffni Oriel Club herd profile   Calving in 120 cows annually, Raymond Scott’s Loughnacon pedigree registered Holstein Friesian herd is a high-output, well-managed herd, located in the Breffni county of Cavan. Since taking over the management of the family farm […]

In Profile – Browney Holstein Friesian Herd

Browney Holstein Friesian herd – Thomas, Kathy and John Kearney & family Ballybrowney, Rathcormac, Co. Cork.   An IHFA Cork Club herd profile    Farming as a partnership, Thomas and Kathy and their son John currently milk 202 pedigree registered Holstein Friesian cows on the family farm in north Cork. With five children, the other […]

Stock For Sale

Are you an IHFA member? Do you have stock for sale? As trade has been slowed a great deal by the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to offer our members a place to advertise what stock they have available to sell. This is a simple directory where your information will be listed […]

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 

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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