D.C Smith and Sons - Laxfield Herefords
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The Laxfield Herd was established by David Smith in the Suffolk village of Laxfield in 1972 with the purchase of five cows from Cmdr Burnell-Nugent. The renowned sire Rowington Valerian was purchased soon after from Mr M.D Powell of Glynclawdd Herefords. Every animal shown at Hereford by M.D Powell sired by Valerian was a prize winner and his first calf for David Smith (Laxfield Bernard) was champion at the 1976 March Show and Sale in Hereford. Further female lines were soon added notably the Diadem, Kate, Virtue, Marigold and Silk lines with particular attention being paid to the background breeding of the cattle.

In 1977 the herd moved to its present day home at Blaenffynnon, Talog. Over the years the herd has developed a reputation for producing cattle which go on to perform for their owners.


 

Breed Plan
The herd has recently joined the Breed Plan recording scheme.


Spark 68th and Marigold 29th
Both now owned by Aaron Patterson of Northern Ireland. Marigold 29th was Runnerup NI Horned Female of the year 2008

   
  Health Status
The herd has achieved BVD and Johnes accredited status under the SAC Premium Health Scheme. Females are also vaccinated for Lepto.

 
 
Laxfield Timpanist  

Laxfield Timpanist at 3 years of age
 
Laxfield Diadem 110th at 6 months
by Timpanist ex Diadem 22nd
     


Laxfield Wilberforce at 7 months
by Lawford Wellington ex Silk 32nd
 

Laxfield Diadem 112th at 5 months
by Heritage Benjamin ex Diadem 37th
     
             
  Award winning stock available in Carmarthen (South Wales) BVD & Johnes Accredited
SAC Premium Health Scheme Herd