By Barb Lumley
The Impact of Plainfield Herd Reduction Sale was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2023 at the farm located near Belmont, Ohio. The farm was also a tour stop during the Ohio Holstein Association Convention and Annual Meeting held on March 3 & 4, 2023. The Plainfield Holstein herd was established in 1944 by Orville Simpson, Jr. and his wife Betty and is now owned by Donald and Danette Simpson. The registered Holstein sale averaged $2094 on sixty four (64) live lots. Cattle sold to Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio.
Topping the sale at $3,400 was Lot 9, Plainfield Slater Blessing, a daughter of Walnutlawn Slater. Classified Very Good 86 at 2-09 and with more points to come, she is due to calve in June to Eye Candy. Her dam is the well-known show winner, Jacobs Sid Bubble-ET classified Excellent 93-3E. She was purchased by Randall Kiko, Salem, Ohio, and Don Simpson.
Selling for $3,000 was Lot 40, Plainfield Uno Maybelline, born 9/05/22. A fancy Fall Calf sired by Our-Favorite Undenied, she will be parading the show ring in 2023. Her dam is Plainfield Crush Mallory classified Very Good 86 and with eight (8) Very Good and Excellent dams in her pedigree including the well-known Rudy Missy. Six dams in the pedigree have records from 30,800 to 40,880 pounds of milk. She was purchased by Clay Hershberger, Sugarcreek, Ohio.
Lot 64 Plainfield Admiral Rome RC was an added lot and sold for $3,000. A Fall Calf born 9/06/22, she is sired by Luck-E Undenied Admiral. Her dam, Plainfield Warrior Rival-Red, was classified Good Plus 83 at 2-09. The second dam is Pine-Tree Rebel 6841-Red classified Excellent 91-2E. She has nine (9) dams in her pedigree classified from Excellent 90 to Excellent 96-4E and with milk records to 38,920 pounds. She was purchased by Ack-Lee Holsteins, Jay & Kristy Ackley, East Liberty, Ohio.
Auctioneer for the sale was Randall Kiko with Rudy Kiko reading the pedigrees, both from Salem, Ohio. Chad Griffith, Bethel, Ohio took the bids on Cowbuyer. The sale was managed by Kiko Auctions, Canton, Ohio.