On Wednesday there took place the dispersion of the nice Aberdeen-Angus herd belonging to Mr George Wilson, Badentyre, Turriff. Mr Wilson succeeded his father in the tenancy of Badentyre 35 years ago, and about 21 years ago he purchased the holding, along with the croft attached to it, comprising fully 240 acres. During his occupancy and proprietorship he has greatly improved the property agriculturally, and by planting trees. Four of his sons went to New Zealand ten years ago, and have been prospering, and Mr and Mrs Wilson and the remainder of the family have resolved to go out there, consequently he has sold the property, which has been purchased by Mr Joseph Strachan, butcher, Banchory. Mr Wilson founded the herd about a score of years ago, and has been very successful with it, producing many thrifty well-doing cattle. The sale, which was well attended, was conducted by Messrs. Moir, of the Central Mart Coy. Eight cows and two-year-old heifers, with calves at foot, made £180 1s. 6d., or an average of £22 10s. Six yearling heifers, including a weaned calf, made £70 17s. 6d., or an average of £11 16s. 3d., while the stock bull fetched £38 6s. 6d. The total for 15 head (in addition to eight young calves) was £289 5s. 6d., or an average of £19 5s 8d.
Published in the Banffshire Journal, Tuesday 19th May 1914.