Glenrowan Herd
IHFA Premier Bulls for Sale
COVID19
IHFA Recommended Bulls
IHFA Student Bursary2019
Sylvia Allen - Quality Over Quantity
Clones and the descendants of clones

IHFA Diamond Awards Recipient – Glenrowan Herd

Glenrowan Registered Holstein Friesian Herd – Aileen, Frank & Aran Byrne Frank and Aileen Byrne and their son Aran operate the Glenrowan pedigree registered herd, farming near Slane in Meath’s picturesque Boyne Valley. Herd focus is to care for and provide the optimum environmental conditions, nutrition and health so that the breeding policy selection for […]

IHFA Premier Bull Show & Sale – Bulls for Sale

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the precautionary measures necessary to ensure public safety, the IHFA Premier Bull Show & Sale has been cancelled. To accommodate the breeders and make available these high quality pedigree registered Holstein Friesian bulls, we are posting the details of these bulls here for view. Click HERE for a […]

EVENT CANCELLATION

Due to the developments surrounding COVID-19, both the IHFA Premier Bull Show and Sale and Emerald Expo 2020 will be cancelled. 

Donegal Friesian Breeders Club Show & Sale

Report by Donal Carey €1,815 average at Donegal Friesian Breeders Club Show & Sale of calved heifers. 50 calved heifers bred by Donegal Friesian breeders were sold at a very positive club show and sale held at Raphoe Livestock Mart on Wednesday, March 4th. Average price paid on the day was €1,815 – a strong […]

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 […]

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 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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CANCELLED – Emerald Expo 2020

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm