The Alford Bull and Argentina
stands the statue of an Aberdeen Angus
Bull, commemorating the establishment of the breed there. My
mother remembers a stockman from the Home Farm at
nearby, *going out to Argentina with a herd of Shorthorns from the farm and
there he stayed. His surname was Gibb, christian name "Geordie",
possibly George. The famous
Argentine Beef that is enjoyed these days is descended from
Angus, Hereford and Shorthorn stock, and is celebrated in
Argentina with its unique Whisky,
"The Breeder's Choice", which has the face of all
three breeds on its label.
The statue was unveiled
by HRH The Prince Charles,
The Duke of Rothesay, in 1991. His Grandmother,
HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother was Patron of The
Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society.
*The link is through to a picture of the side
entrance to the Castle, in the distance the stables and the
house where my grandparents used to stay.
Photographs © Iain