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
The Ploughing 2019
National YMA Calf Show Finals 2019 - Results
IHFA Recommended Bulls
IHFA Student Bursary

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 […]

National Ploughing Championships 2019

Thank you to the local breeders who kindly loaned cows for the Ploughing Stand – Tony Jackson (Keadeen), Sean Murphy (Knoxtown), Brian Roche (Archersrath), Pat & Martin Cleary (Carrickshock), Maura & Mark McCarthy (Multeen), Bill O’Keeffe (Churchclara) and Seamus & Louise Knox (Ballygown) IHFA Team of Cows – Averages per Lactation Milk Kgs 8,041kg Kg […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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