Young Members Association (YMA) is a voluntary organisation which caters for young people involved and interested in breeding, managing and exhibiting Holstein Friesian cattle.

It is essential to nurture, educate and encourage young stock people in order to ensure the success and progression of the breed in future years.YMA is an outlet for young people to learn the skills and knowledge that will be helpful to them when buying, breeding, managing and exhibiting cattle, and helps develop these skills to the best of each individual’s ability.

Similar to all IHFA activities, YMA events are an excellent way of meeting like-minded people, increasing your social network and is a useful way of promoting your herd. YMA isn’t just an educational opportunity, it is also a chance to have fun doing what you love while developing comradeship, making friends for life.

YMA and IHFA are committed to developing skills such as leadership, communication, public speaking, group and organisational skills, as well as promotional skills which assist the development of young people across Ireland. It is skills like these that are not only helpful when involved in the farming industry, but across all aspects of life.Our goal is to encourage and support young members to become active in the promotion and development of the breed throughout Ireland.

Join YMA

If you are aged 26 and under, you can join the Young Members Association of IHFA. For just €10, you can become a member and, through Club activities, connect with other like-minded young people in your area and around the country.

When you return this form with your membership fee, you will receive a YMA introductory pack consisting of a YMA DVD and booklet.

List of coordinators

YMA on social

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ihfa_yma/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IHFA-Young-Members-Association-56700890046