Sir George Macpherson-Grant had the oldest herd of polled Aberdeen Angus cattle in Scotland .
1839-1907 | Artist: Benjamin S. Kanne (1897-1952)
Impact & Accomplishments
George Macpherson-Grant succeeded to the Macpherson-Grant Baronetcy of Ballindalloch, in the County of Elgin, Scotland, at the death of his father in 1850.
The hereditary honor of baronet carries the title “Sir,” but is distinct from knighthood. Sir George Macpherson-Grant had the oldest herd of polled Aberdeen Angus cattle in Scotland when he started improving the breed. The addition of the cow Erica in 1860 started the most celebrated Ballindalloch bloodline.
Did You Know?
Macpherson-Grant was considered one of the greatest exhibitors of the Aberdeen Angus breed, and won prizes at all the major shows, including first prize at the Paris Exhibition of 1878.