One of Scotland’s leading property developers invested heavily in the Aberdeen-Angus breed at Stirling on Saturday, with William Roddie of Spectrum Properties buying nine cows and calves and two heifers for a combined total of £30,975 to found his new herd at Sauchieburn Estate, Stirling.

Taking the sale’s top call of 5000gns was 2002-born cow Varis Edwina,a Fordel Eisenhower daughter out of a Mushroom Friar Fergus daughter. This one from Alistair Grant, was the first of the top five priced lots bought by Mr Roddie.lot 12.jpgThen selling at 4000gns was Varis Pandora, a Cairnton Evelix daughter and out of  a Lochdu Elfking daughter. Like the previous lot she sold with a heifer calf at foot by Varis Prediliction and in calf again to the same sire.Lot 9 4k.jpgFollowing on at 3800gns was five year old cow Varis Penelope, an Ankonian Elixir daughter out of an Elfking sired dam. She sold with a calf at foot by Varis Prediliction.

And making 3000gns was Varis Pelanne, another by Elixir and out of an Elfking dam. This sold with a Midtown Prospector sired calf at foot. Both went to Mr Roddie again.

Selling at 3000gns was the best of the sale from Lauranne Grant’s Lingieston herd, Lingieston Princess Marion, a six year old cow by BCC Eileenmere Lad and out of a dam by Elfking. She sold with a heifer at foot by Prediliction. She also went to Mr Roddie.

After that at 2800gns was Varis Panache, a fiver year old cow  by Cairnton Evelix, this one went to Messrs Campbell, Thrunton.

At the same price was the best of the day from the Wedderlie consignment, Wedderlie Katco, a seven year old daughter of Cudlobe Fortune out of a dam by Lord Horatio of Blelack. She sold to Alex and Linda Wilson, Beith, Ayrshire.