THE Scottish National Fat Stock Club’s popular winter primestock show is just around the corner, with LiveScot set to take place at Lanark Auction Market on Saturday, November 24, following on from the Premier Meat Exhibition competition which was held at Caledonian Marts’ Stirling market earlier this week, with the finale today (Saturday) at Scotbeef, Bridge of Allan.
For the one-day event at Lanark, livestock entries include 110 beef cattle, 45 commercial calves, 120 pairs of lambs and 20 single ewe lambs. The Premier Meat Exhibition has also attracted strong entries with 246 cattle and 212 sheep forward, as well as 38 young livestock producer cattle and 30 young livestock producer sheep.
Two new additions to this year’s LiveScot event will be the Smithfield Rib Roast and Saddle of Lamb competition and SAYFC’s National Sheep Dressing competition, which is sure to add plenty more excitement to the day’s proceedings.


Premier Meat Exhibition 
Live sheep – Andrew Baillie, Cartairs Mains, Lanark
Live cattle – Alistair Cormack, Stuartslaw Farm, Allanton, Duns
Sheep carcase – Richard Henderson, Woodhead Brothers, Turriff
Cattle carcase – Neil Stoddart, Halflawkiln, Tynhead, Pathhead

Continental classes and overall beef championships – Jason Wareham, Little Totlingworth Farm, Broadoak, Heathfield, East Sussex

Commercial calf show and cattle young handlers – Sarah Wareham, Little Totlingworth Farm, Broadoak, Heathfield, East Sussex

Butchers cattle and Housewives’ Choice classes – Jamie Scott, John Scott Meats, Sandyford Road, Paisley

Young stockperson competition – Mr and Mrs Martin Irvine, Backmuir, Drummuir, Keith 

Dairy – Glyn Lucas, Harrison & Hetherington, Carlisle

Sheep classes, overall and breed championships – Brian MacTaggart, Douganhill Farms, Palnackie, Castle Douglas

Single ewe lambs – Allan Wight (Jnr), Midlock Farm, Crawford, Biggar

Sheep young handlers – David Cunningham, Walkerdyke Farm, Strathaven

Poultry – TBC

Potatoes, grain, hay and grass silage – John Watson, John Watson Seeds,     Lauder Place, East Linton

Crooks – Sam Smith, Mossfoot, Kirtlebridge, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire

Baking and crafts section – Mrs Isobel Haddow, Lawriesmuir Farm, Lesmahagow


8.00 am    Gates open to the public

    Judging of classes 1 to 13

8.30 am    AUCTION RING 1
    Judging of sheep classes 19 to 26 followed by 

9.00 am    Trade stands open
10.00 am     Judging of baking and crafts section commences 
    Judging of shepherds’ crooks and walking sticks commences
    Judging of poultry commences
10.15 am    Judging of potatoes, grain and grass silage commences
11.30 am     SAYFC sheep dressing competition commences
    Judging of dairy cattle 
    Judging of the butchers’ cattle (classes 14 and 15) in their pens
    Judging of cattle young handlers, followed by commercial calf classes         and championship, overall championships and Housewives’ Choice         class.

1.00 pm    Judging of classes 27 to 29 followed by sheep young handlers
1.45 pm    Sheep championships (to be judged in catalogue order)
3.30 pm    Auction sale of sheep (in catalogue order) 
4.15 pm    Sale of champion and reserve sheep 
4.30 pm    Smithfield Beef Ribs auction in aid of RSABI
4.45 pm    Auction sale of cattle followed by commercial calves
5.30 pm    Sale of overall Champion and reserve cattle, followed by sale of         Housewives’ Choice champion