The Traditional Breed herd is managed alongside the rest of the herd in exactly the same way. It currently comprises of three female lines namely Julia, Amorous and Silver.
The main traditional herd sire at present is Heritage Benjamin’s last son, Laxfield Ballad. He is siring well-muscled cattle, and works particularly well on cows that need fleshing ability improved upon. Use has also been made of Ballad’s son, Laxfield Jefferson, from whom semen has been collected and is for sale.
Champion at the 1976 March Show & Sale at Hereford. Bernard was the first animal bred by Laxfield Herefords.
Laxfield Spark 27th
by Westwood Postman ex Laxfield Spark 2nd
Laxfield Julia 4th
by Clipston Robert ex Laxfield Julia 2nd.
Laxfield Silver 12th
at 5 months of age by Nuelands Juror.
Traditional Sires by Artificial Insemination
The 1979 Royal Show Champion sold for export to Australia for 13,500 guineas. Juror’s daughter, Laxfield Silver 12th, is one of this year’s best calves.
Reserve Bull of the Year 1973 and 1974.