More than 100 cattle from the prized Logie herd of pedigree Aberdeen-Angus will go under the hammer next weekend.
The herd, which is based at Logie Estate, near Ellon, was formed in 1993.
Owned by Bill and Margaret Bruce, and run by herdsman Andrew Reid and his brother James, the herd has produced scores of award-winning cattle including the Royal Highland Show reserve beef interbreed champion in 2013 and the North East Scotland Aberdeen-Angus Club herd champion on numerous occasions.
A major reduction sale, brought about by a downsizing of the estate, takes place on Saturday September 10, at United Auctions, Stirling.
The sale, which starts at 11.30am, has 102 lots forward comprising 63 cows with spring-born calves, 10 in-calf heifers, nine heifers which have run with the bull, 19 yearling heifers and one stock bull.
Stock on offer have been sired by bulls including the 25,000gn Blelack Lord Hidalgo, which was purchased at Stirling in February 2010, and the 12,000gn Glenbuchat Bruce which was bought at the same fixture in 2012.
The foreword to the sale catalogue states: “With octogenarians Bill and Margaret now in retirement, the family have reluctantly decided to reduce the size of the estate and accordingly this is leading to this herd reduction sale.
“Bill and Margaret wish all purchasers continued success and hope that the sale cattle and their future offspring will provide their new owners with as much pleasure as they have enjoyed.”