Awards

IHFA Diamond and Gold Awards 2019

The Gold Award, issued by IHFA, is for a standard of achievement in the year a registered Holstein Friesian cow reaches 3000kgs of protein production in her lifetime. The Diamond Award, issued by IHFA, is for a standard of achievement in the year a registered Holstein Friesian cow reaches 3000kgs of protein production in her lifetime […]

Hall of Fame Award 2019

Irish Holstein Friesian Association National Hall of Fame Award Recipient 2019 Five Decades of Pedigree Breeding with a distinguished contribution as Director of the Association Richard Whelan’s contribution to the progression of IHFA members and the wider cattle breeding sector in Ireland is timeless. He registered the Lumville prefix in 1972 and farmed near Edenderry. […]

Champion of Champions 2018

The RDS Champion of Champions Awards are prestigious commendations presented annually by the Royal Dublin Society. These awards link the current generation of cattle breeding with the RDS Spring Show of bygone era, which was the main agricultural focal point for all farmers and was the shop window for breed development and breeders. IHFA nominated […]

National Hall of Fame Award 2018

IHFA was delighted to nominate Dessie Dunleavy for the National Hall of Fame Award 2018. His knowledge and achievements in Holstein Friesian breeding is such that he is known the length and breadth of the country. He is recognised as a top-class judge, eminent breeder and renowned stockman. Dessie commands a tremendous intuition and his […]

RDS Genetic Merit Award 2017

Robert Troy Jnr., Newtownshandrum, Co. Cork was presented with the Genetic Merit medal for his cow Springhaven Biddy 162 EX92. Currently in her 11th lactation, Biddy has produced 4,554kgs of milk solids to date and has attained EX94 for feet and legs. She has an EBI of €342. The Biddy family is homebred line that […]

Champion of Champions 2017

The RDS Champion of Champions Awards are prestigious commendations presented annually by the Royal Dublin Society. These awards link the current generation of cattle breeding with the RDS Spring Show of bygone era, which was the main agricultural focal point for all farmers and was the shop window for breed development and breeders. IHFA nominated […]

National Hall of Fame Award 2017

Congratulations to Tim Kiely of Millstreet herd, Cork, this year’s recipient of the National Hall of Fame Award.

National Hall of Fame Award 2016

Congratulations to Mary Rafferty of the Breffni Oriel Club on being presented with the National Hall of Fame Award, 2016

RDS Genetic Merit Award 2016

RDS Genetic Merit Award – Beesimon HZO Avaleen Noel Beecher, Ballymacsimon, Castlelyons, Co. Cork was presented with the Genetic Merit award 2015 for Beesimon HZO Avaleen in recognition for her performance and credentials; Lifetime production to date of 66,286 kgs Milk, 4869 kgs Milk Solids averaging 3.54 % Fat and 3.80 % Protein. With an […]

All Ireland Awards 2015

For the complete photographic list of winners, CLICK HERE CLASS 1 ALL IRELAND HEIFER BORN AFTER 1ST DEC 2014 1. Dellview Snow Angel Gordon Kingston, Kilmotlerane, Ballinscarthy, Co. Cork 2. Cahirmee Dy Perfection Patrick Smith, Cahirmee Hse, Doneraile, Co. Cork 3. Portvale Atwood Vicky Clayton Coulter, Portinaghy, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan CLASS 2 ALL IRELAND HEIFER […]

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