A twist to this year's Scottish National Fat Stock Club's winter primestock show, LiveScot, is set to take place over two days Friday and Saturday – November 26 and 27 – to accommodate the new pedigree lamb and calf sections introduced for the first time.

A fantastic first entry of 138 pedigree calves and 63 pedigree lambs will be on showcased on the Friday night, with LiveScot entry numbers for cattle and sheep being on par to previous years, including 80 beef cattle, 14 butchers cattle, 27 commercial calves, and just shy of 100 pairs of sheep – it is shaping up to be a big weekend.

The club has committed to supporting the next generation by not only adding the Lanarkshire Young Farmers' calf rally to the line up, but once again hosting the SAYFC National Sheep dressing competition.

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Also on the agenda is the Native Pony Winter Fair along with the showcase of the Dairy industry classes - with entries closing this Monday – November 15 – for both competitions.

It is also not too late to enter the young handlers for both cattle and sheep – the deadline doesn’t close until 10 am on the day of LiveScot along with entries to the Young Stocksperson competition.

There will also be around 20 trade stands on the day to visit and speak to stand-holders whilst watching the judging of livestock.

Timetable of events

Friday November 26

8.30 a.m-12p.m Weighing of LiveScot cattle

4.00 p.m Pedigree calf classes, followed by inter-breed.

5.00 p.m Pedigree lamb classes, followed by MV and non-MV inter-breeds.

7.30 p.m Young Farmers’ calf rally classes.

Saturday November 27

8.30 a.m Judging of beef cattle classes

8.30 a.m Judging of sheep classes

9.00 a.m Trade stands open

10.00 a.m Judging of baking and crafts section

10.00 a.m Judging of shepherds’ crooks and walking sticks

10.15 a.m Judging of grain and grass silage

10.30 a.m Judging of unhaltered cattle classes in their pens

10.30 a.m Judging of cattle young handlers

Followed by commercial calf classes

11.30 a.m SAYFC sheep dressing competition commences

12.00 p.m Commercial calf championship.

Followed immediately by the overall championships

Followed immediately by the housewife’s choice class

12.30 p.m Sheep young handlers

Sheep championships

1.00 p.m Judging of dairy cattle

2.00 p.m Auction sale of sheep

2.45 p.m Sale of champion and reserve sheep

2.45 p.m Beef Ribs Auction in aid of RSABI

3.30 p.m Auction sale of cattle followed by commercial calves

4.15 p.m Sale of overall champion and reserve cattle

Followed by sale of housewife’s choice champion


Pedigree calves

Simmental, Charolais and Galloway – Anne MacPherson, Blackford, Croy, Inverness.

Limousin, British Blue and Any Other Continental – Jonathan Watson, Bowsden Moor, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Aberdeen-Angus, Beef Shorthorn and Any Other Native – Alistair Clark, Duncanziemere, Cumnock

Pedigree inter-breed – Vikki Wood, Popes Farm, Preston

Pedigree lambs

MV Accredited classes – Jeff Aiken, Procters Farm, Wennington, Lancaster

NON-MV Accredited classes – Alex Brown, MacQueston, Tynron, Dumfries


Continental classes and overall beef championships – Jimmy Wood, Popes Farm, Preston

Butchers cattle and housewife’s choice classes – Gary Raeburn, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

Commercial calf show and cattle young handlers – James Little, Rosehill, Carlisle

Young stocksperson competition – Avril Aitken, Methven, Perth AND Emma Hodge, Rulesmains, Duns

Dairy – Jamie Lawrie, Cuthill Towers, Kinross

Sheep classes, overall and breed championships – Harry Wood, Popes Farm, Preston

Sheep young handlers – Alex Brown, MacQueston, Tynron, Dumfries

Potatoes, grain, hay and grass silage – George Marshall, Castleton of Eassie, Forfar, Angus

Crooks – John Fotheringham, Whitehills, Ardler, Meigle

Baking and crafts section – Shelagh Arkley and Margaret McMillan