IHFA Judges Conference 2016

Laurelelm Herd – Rickey & Susan Barrett, The Elms, Adamston, Ballinhassig, Co Cork.
Thursday 28th April 2016

The Board of IHFA wish to express its thanks to Rickey Barrett and family of the Laurelelm herd who will host the Judges conference on Thursday the 28th of April. (DIRECTIONS)Rickey Barrett, host of the IHFA Judges Conference

There are four groups of animals to be judged, in addition selected participants including YMA will be asked to participate in Reason Giving in one class.

The 2016 Judges Panel will be selected from the top results in this competition. The list of names on the panel will be distributed on request to Shows Nationally and Internationally.

Senior Panel

Attached is a list of the current Judges Panel and YMA Panel, participants on the current panel have been invited to attend. We invite clubs to nominate in addition senior members to participate in the Judges Conference.

YMA Panel

We also invite nominations from your Club YMA Co-Ordinator. YMA nominations will also need to compete in all the classes to be selected for a YMA Judges Panel and be 18 years and over as of 1st Jan 2016.


Please confirm club names by Wednesday 20th April.

The Judging of the classes will be followed with a discussion forum to tease out the type of cow that judges should promote in the show ring to ensure that the educational value of shows is enhanced and remain relevant to commercial dairy farming systems.

There will be discussion on judging procedures, timeliness, reason giving, dress code and implementation of IHFA showing rules.

IHFA Field staff will be on hand to demonstrate the Classification/Linear scoring system.

The quality of the Laurelmore and Laurelelm herds is such that the selected animals for judging will be very representative of the type of cow exhibited at major shows throughout the country and serve as a platform for existing judges and potential new judges to hone their skills and reason giving in placing their selection.

All existing judges on the panel are requested to attend. Each club are requested to send a team of interested members. A revised Judges panel will be formed based on performance.

Programme of Events

11.00 Registration
11.15 Classification Demo by IHFA staff
11.45 Evolution of the Breed – Recognizing Breed Changes, by Kevin Dillon
12.15 Judging Maiden Heifer

1.00 Lunch
1.30 Judging Heifer in Milk
2.15 Judging Junior Cow in Milk
3.00 Judging Senior Cow in Milk
3.45 Judging Protocols & Rules, by Charles Gallagher, CE

4.15 Championship & Closing

For more info, call IHFA on 023-8833443. For directions, CLICK HERE

Current Judges Panel

Senior Panel 2016
Rickey Barrett Co. Cork
John Barrett Snr Cork
Eddie Barrett Cork
Kenneth Boyd Co. Monaghan
Patrick Colton Co. Monaghan
Roy Cromie Co. Donegal
Liam Curran Co. Waterford
John Curtin Co. Limerick
Thomas Daly Co. Meath
Val Donohoe Co. Cavan
Alan Dorian Co. Louth
Dessie Dunleavy Co. Louth
Mervyn Eager Co. Dublin
Paul Flanagan Co. Louth
Kevin Flynn Co. Laois
Aidan Foody Co. Mayo
Richard Forde Co. Cork
Ursula Forrest Co. Cork
Pat Frawley Co. Limerick
Brendan Gildea Co. Galway
Peter Ging Co. Laois
Brendan Greenan Co. Monaghan
Paul Hannan Co. Limerick
Robert Helen Co. Cork
Garry Hurley Co. Wicklow
Victor Jackson Co. Wicklow
Philip Jones Co. Wexford
Gary Jones Co. Wexford
Mervyn Jones Co. Wexford
Enda Jordan Co. Wexford
Anthony Kealy Co. Wicklow
Christian Keenan Co. Monaghan
Kathleen Kelly Co. Tipperary
PJ Kelly Co. Westmeath
Sean Kelly, Coolroe Co. Tipperary
Tom Kelly Co. Louth
Peter Kennelly Co. Kerry
Mike Laffan Co. Limerick
Don Lucey Nr Cork
Stephen McLoughlin Co. Kildare
Eamon McLoughney Co. Tipperary
Sean McSweeney Co. Cork
Ronald Moore Co. Cork
John C Murphy Co. Kilkenny
Margaret Murphy Co. Cork
Tom Murphy Co. Kilkenny
Steven Nagle Co. Cork
John O’Connor Co. Limerick
John O’Flynn Co. Cork
Victor O’Sullivan Co. Cork
Robert Shannon Co. Cork
Philip Whitley Co. Cork
David Beechinor Co. Cork
Emer Kelly Co. Westmeath
Katie Kennelly Co. Kerry
Paul Murphy Co. Cork
Diarmuid Murphy Co. Cork
Rory Timlin Co. Mayo