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Lock, stock and three herds of pedigree cattle

It's certainly not unusual for us to be selling a farm, but a farm which offers the opportunity to enter the world of pedigree cattle breeding at the very highest level is not something that we are able to offer every day.

One of the big news stories in the farming world in the last fortnight is that the owner of Blelack Farm has decided to sell. Our farm sales team has been instructed, in conjuction with United Auctions, to sell Blelack Farm and its three famous Blelack herds of Aberdeen Angus, Charolais and Shorthorn cattle.

The Blelack herd was established in 1970 and its owners the Massie family were among the first breeders to import bulls from Canada to improve the size and milking ability of their cattle. David Leggat, Executive Chairman of United Auctions, has described the opportunity to buy Blelack as "a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to enter the pedigree cattle breeding business at the highest level."

Blelack has produced a total of 12 Aberdeen Angus champions and reserve champions at the Perth and Stirling Bull Sales. Blelack bloodlines are to be found in most of leading commercial herds just a flick through the sales catalogue for the United Auctions Stirling Bull Sales for Monday (4 May) demonstrates how prevalent the Blelack prefix has become. In fact a small number of Blelack Aberdeen-Angus and Beef Shorthorn bulls will be coming under the hammer at that sale.

Blelack Farm is located near the town of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire and enjoys a picturesque Royal Deeside location. Extending to approximately 449.87 acres, Blelack offers a mix of good quality arable, grazing land and free draining permanent pasture. The farmhouse, three further cottages and a one bedroom flat are included in the sale as well as a range of farm buildings which can house over 400 head of cattle.

Anyone interested in buying the farm with or without any or all of the herds should get in contact with our Head of Farm sales Simon Brown on 07920 204 096 or simon.brown@ckdgalbraith.co.uk