Organisation & Rules

The association consists of 15 regional clubs covering the geographical regions of the country. Additionally, there are individual clubs for the Irish Pure Friesian breeders and a Young Members Association (YMA) club.  

Combined, these clubs represent the genetic diversity of the registered Irish Holstein Friesian cattle population. From within these clubs, an IHFA board of directors is elected. The board members represent the views of their club membership and combine to collectively give direction and guidance to the Association. From within the Board there are separate committees to specifically steer the association’s financial, breed development and breed promotion responsibilities.

The IHFA are currently in the process of updating all rules documents, please bear with us during this period

For a booklet containing the IHFA Memos, Articles, Breeding Programme, Rules of Procedure,  YMA Rules and Disciplinary Rules and Procedures, click HERE

For updated 2023 Memorandum of Association please click here

For updated 2023 Articles of Association please click here

For updated 2023 Rules of Procedure & Dispute Resolution Procedure please click here

For updated 2023 Showing rules please click here

For updated 2023 Breeding Programme Rules please click here