April 2015

April 22, 2015 FAMOUS ABERDEENSHIRE FARMING ENTERPRISE COMES TO THE MARKET

Scotland’s leading rural consultancy, CKD Galbraith has been instructed to sell the famous Blelack pedigree livestock enterprise which is situated in a picturesque location on Royal Deeside near the town of Aboyne in Aberdeenshire. Royal Deeside is renowned as an area of outstanding natural beauty, offering easy access to the hills, woodlands, lochs and rivers and is an eastern gateway to the Cairngorm National Park.

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Simon Brown, handling the sale for CKD Galbraith said: “We have been instructed to sell Blelack farm along with the famous herds of Aberdeen Angus, Charolais and Shorthorn cattle in conjunction with United Auctions. Blelack is situated in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of Scotland and the farm has been producing top class pedigree cattle for over 45 years”

The land at Blelack sits between 750 and 1000 feet above sea level and is principally categorised as being Grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research. The farmland provides an excellent mix of good quality arable and grazing ground with an additional area of well sheltered free draining permanent pasture which is suitable for outwintering cattle. The farmland extends to approximately 449.87 acres (182 Hectares) and is accessed by a network of farm tracks and a minor public road.

The sale also includes an attractive five bedroom farmhouse, Rose Cottage which is situated in a private and scenic position to the north of the farm steading. There are a further 3 three bedroom cottages and a one bedroom flat at Blelack Farm as well as an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings which provide housing for over 400 head of cattle.

David Leggat, United Auctions’ Executive Chairman, said: “The sale of Blelack and the herds of Aberdeen Angus, Charolais and Shorthorn presents a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to enter the pedigree cattle breeding business at the highest level as the herds have a consistent record of producing top grade bulls and females. Blelack has achieved the highest number of Aberdeen Angus champions and reserve champions at Perth and subsequently the Stirling Bull Sales with a total of 12 in all.”

“Subsequent to the foundation of the Angus herd, the Charolais herd was founded in 1970 and has also enjoyed great success with a number of championships to it’s credit at both Perth and Stirling Bull Sales. The herd has been a ready source of pedigree and good commercial stock bulls with bloodlines from Blelack to be found in most of the leading herds in the UK.”

BLELACK FARM, Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

Aboyne 8 miles                       Banchory 21 miles                 Aberdeen 37 miles 

An exceptionally rare opportunity to purchase an entire farming enterprise including: 

  • A renowned livestock farm situated in an attractive location in rural Aberdeenshire
  • The famous Blelack Herds of Aberdeen Angus, Charolais and Shorthorn cattle
  • The world renowned “Blelack” herd prefix
  • 13 Acres (155.05 Ha) Arable/Temporary Grassland
  • Extensive steading with housing for over 400 head of cattle
  • Sheltered hill, ideal for out wintering stock
  • Attractive 5 bedroom farmhouse
  • 3 three bedroom cottages and a one bedroom flat
  • Telecom mast site
  • Peaceful but accessible location on Royal Deeside. 

About 182.06 Ha (449.87 Acres) in total  

For Sale as a Whole 

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Contact Simon Brown, Head of Farm Sales at CKD Galbraith, for further information on 07920 204 096 or simon.brown@ckdgalbraith.co.uk

CKD Galbraith

National Farm Sales Centre Suite C

Stirling Agricultural Centre

Stirling FK9 4RN

Tel: 01786 434600

Fax: 01786 450014

 

Email: stirling@ckdgalbraith.co.uk

 

 

 

 


April 21, 2015 Charolais at Ballymena

A small consignment of Charolais sold to a top price of 3,000gns at the Northern Ireland club sale in Ballymena on Friday 17 April, judged by sisters Eimear & Caoimhe McGovern.

Show champion Derrygiff Jester shown by Adiran Johnston, judge Caoimhe McGovern, Burnside Inspire ET reserve champion with Williams McAllister judge Eimear McGovern. front Jeff Haslett Moore Concrete Show Sponsor

Show champion Derrygiff Jester shown by Adiran Johnston, judge Caoimhe McGovern, Burnside Inspire ET reserve champion with Williams McAllister judge Eimear McGovern. front Jeff Haslett Moore Concrete Show Sponsor

The top price of 3,000gns went to the 19 month old Stranagone Ican ET TI +29 SRI +28 from Robert McWilliams, Maghera, Co Derry. This Oldstone Egbert son went to Hugh Doherty, Randalstown, Co Antrim.

Top price at Ballymena Charolais Sale owned by R McWilliams Stranegone Ican ET 3,000 gns

Top price at Ballymena Charolais Sale owned by R McWilliams Stranagone Ican ET 3,000 gns

Next to go from Brian McAllister & Son, Ballymena, Co Antrim was the Reserve Champion Burnside Inspire ET TI +39 SRI +44. The 18 month old sired by Blelack Digger was knock down sold for 2,800gns to Alex Burleigh, Ballymena, Co Antrim.

Then Cargin Icarus, a 16 month old 10,000gns Supreme Perth Champion Thrunton Bonjovi son from M and E Murphy Newry, Co Down was purchased by J McCracken, Randalstown, Co Antrim for 2,400gns.

Lastly selling at 2,300gns and 2,200gns respectively for exhibitor Gilbert Crawford, Maghera, Co Derry were two sons of the 12,000gns Maerdy Fiend. Coolnaslee Islander was sold to Patrick McKendry, Ballymoney, Co Antrim and the 15 month old Coolnaslee Jason sold to J Taylor, Ballymoney, Co Antrim.

5 Bulls Averaged £2667

Auctioneers Ballymena Livestock Mart