Heading up the beef section in the 20th year of the competition was an Aberdeen-Angus cross steer from John Thompson, Smallburn, Morpeth, Northumberland. It killed out at 65.2% after weighing 378kg deadweight from a liveweight of 580kg – the grade was U+4L.
Brothers Sandy, Roddy and Hugh Thomson of Pitnacree, Strathtay, Perthshire, took the overall lamb championship with a three-quarter Beltex cross. This lamb killed out at 53.8%, with a live weight of 40.9kg and a deadweight of 22kg. The grade was E2 and it was also judged to be the best export-type lamb.
Reserve lamb carcase was another Beltex cross from Martin and Jane Kennedy, Lurgan, Aberfeldy. This was their best position in the show to date and it was for a 20.5kg deadweight lamb, which killed at a little over 50%, and had a grade of E3L.
See this week's The Scottish Farmer for full report and results, out December 1.