37th National Dairy Show - Entires Now Open
Diageo Baileys Champion Cow 2019
Join IHFA at the National Ploughing Championships
Tullamore National Livestock Show 2019
National YMA Calf Show Finals 2019 - Results
EHRC Judges' Workshop 2019 in Ireland
Pure Friesian Open Day at Firoda Herd
IHFA Open Day - Competition Results and Sale Summary
IHFA Recommended Bulls
IHFA Student Bursary

37th National Dairy Show – Entries Now Open

  Calling all cattle exhibitors and handlers! The 37th National Dairy Show is set to take place on Saturday 19th of October at the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Entries are now open for cattle and handling. The 37th prize schedule can be found HERE  Entry forms are to be submitted for cattle and handlers, […]

IHFA at the Ploughing 2019

Irish Holstein Friesian Association at National Ploughing Championships 2019 Block 3 – Row No. 7 – Stand No. 167 September 17, 18 & 19, 2019 The Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA) theme at the Ploughing Championships is that the breed has the genetic diversity and wide variation to suit all dairy farming systems. The breed […]

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 […]

Diageo Baileys Champion Cow 2019

The Diageo Baileys cow competition took place on 21st August at the Virginia Show centre with 25 cows and heifers in the ring. It is sponsored by the drinks company Diageo Ireland in partnership with its cream supplier Glanbia Ireland for the past 36 years. The event is regarded as the most prestigious competition of […]

Tullamore National Livestock Show 2019 – Results

Tullamore show a marvellous success despite the showery weather! FBD National Livestock Show Senior Holstein-Friesian Champion Champion Des Grands Trix Harmonica, Aidan Foody & Rory Timlin Reserve Hallow Atwood Grace, Philip & Linda Jones  Honourable Mention Bowberhill Mogul Melody, Bryan O’Connor Tullamore Show took place on the 250 acre Butterfield Estate, Blue Ball, on Sunday […]

EHRC Judges’ Workshop 2019

IHFA had the honour of bring the European Judges’ Workshop to Ireland this year. The Ballytigue Herd of Aidan and Sally Ann Frawley & family hosted the event, opening their farm to participants from across the European Union. 42 top quality pedigree registered Holstein Friesian cows were trained and fitted to show standard in preparation […]

Pure Friesian Open Day 2019 – Firoda Herd

The Firoda Herd of Peadar and Maureen Healy yet again hosted the Irish Pure Friesian Club Open Day on Thursday 11th of July. They last hosted the event on the farm in 2009. The Firoda Herd is noted for high solids, size and milk and for breeding many bulls for the AI industry. The cow […]

IHFA National Open Day 2019 at Radney Herd

Inter-Club Stock Judging 2019 – sponsored by Kerry Agribusiness and Roches Feeds Over 27 years 1. Kerry – Emer Kennelly, Daniel Curtin, Kieran Savage 2. Breffni Oriel – Trevor Williamson, Andrew Gilliand, Karl Colton 3. Carlow Kilkenny – Padraic Murphy, Eamon Coleman, Aileen Murphy Highest Individual: Karl Colton (Breffni Oriel) 18 – 16 years 1. […]

Glenrea Herd – In Profile

GLENREA HERD Spring-calving herd including 32 EX (Excellent) cows recording 584 kgs milk solids/cow Longevity is a strong feature captured through conformation performance by IHFA independent scoring service. Martin and Michael Kennedy & family’s Glenrea herd is a tremendous example of Holstein Friesian efficiency and output, achieving top benchmarks in terms of performance. The herd […]

Corrigan Herd – In Profile

120 cow herd recording 574kgs milk solids/cow   Tom Michael, Brendan and Breda Reilly and family recently hosted a Breffni Oriel Club Stock Judging evening.  It was the first time that the family has hosted such an event and they were delighted with the opportunity to showcase their Holstein Friesian breeding.  The Reilly family farm […]

Dairy Nutrition – Zoe Kavanagh, CEO, National Dairy Council

We would like to thank Zoe Kavanagh, CEO of the National Dairy Council for permission to republish these slides from her recent presentation at the IHFA Awards Night. It proved a very positive and informative presentation and was very encouraging for those in attendance. The National Dairy Council have developed an app outlining the benefits […]

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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National Ploughing Championships

September 17 @ 9:00 am - September 19 @ 4:30 pm
Sat 21

Mohoncross Youngstock Dispersal Sale

September 21 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm