Breeder Profiles

A Duo of Diamond Awards for the Boynevale Herd

A result of many years of dedication to quality breeding Boynevale Eden Sunshine EX94 4E & Boynevale Dana’s Delight EX93 5E achieve IHFA production milestone heartily working away as youthful 13-year-olds with a combined 18 lactations by Donal Carey The Boynevale herd of Brendan and Dorothy Mennis & family has achieved not one but two […]

Excellence at Eedy

Home-Bred Mother & Daughter both score EX95 Two generations of home-bred EX95 dams for the Eedy herd Robert and Sylvia Helen, and their son Jason, of the Eedy Holstein Friesian herd achieved a milestone when Eedy Destry Acclaim recently classified EX95 – completing two generations of EX95 scored home-bred dams. It is a major breeding […]

Rathgibbon Holstein Friesian Herd

Rathgibbon Holstein Friesian Herd – Gareth O’Brien and parents Francis and Ann 2019 herd average – 551kgs milk solids per cow sold to the co-op An IHFA Laois Offaly Club feature The ingredient mix for the successful Rathgibbon herd includes a passion for Holstein breeding, deep cow families with generations of top performance, a sprinkling […]

In Profile – Laurstown Pedigree Herd

Scott Mernagh & family, Moorfields, Co. Wexford Profiling a new member who has Graded Up with IHFA and availed of Conformation scoring service The Laurstown Holstein Friesian herd of Scott Mernagh and family, Moorfields, Co. Wexford, continues on a trajectory of prosperity, aided by recently availing of IHFA services Whole Herd Grade Up and Classification […]

In Profile – Knoxtown Pedigree Registered Herd

Cow families signpost the way at Knoxtown An IHFA Slaney club herd profile The Knoxtown pedigree registered herd of Sean and Breda Murphy, and son Gearóid, is steeped in quality cow families with depth of pedigree, excelling in performance on many fronts. Established as a new dairy herd in the 1980s, the herd is backboned […]

In Profile – Derrydale Holstein Friesian Herd

Derrydale Holstein Friesian Herd – Paschal and Irene Walsh & family An IHFA Laois Offaly Club host profile Derrydale Holsteins in Edenderry, Co. Offaly, is run by Paschal and Irene Walsh with their two sons Bobby and Evan. Our farm is made up of 60 hectares owned and 35 hectares rented from my brother, John. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Monamore Annual Draft Sale

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm