TWO new sections at LiveScot were the result of a collaboration between its organisers and the Royal Smithfield Club – they were for the champion rib of beef and saddle of lamb.

Carried out with support from Kepak-McIntosh Donald, there was an entry of 12 ribs and 14 saddles for the judge, Neil Ewing, a wholesaler butcher trading at J Finlay and Co, Wishaw, to place.

Winning the rib championship were Matthew and Heather Currie, Skewbridge, Mouswald, Dumfries, with a rib from a pure-bred Aberdeen-Angus heifer which killed at 345.8kg deadweight and grading U4L.

Reserve was another Angus entry, this time in the shape of a 315kg cross-bred grading R4L from B and L Grubb, Mount Pleasant, Ardallie. Third went to John Spence and Sons, Roberthill, Lockerbie, with British Blue-cross heifer weighing 338.2kg on the hook at U+3.

James Frame, Blairston Mains, Riverside Lodge, Alloway, Ayr, won the saddle of lamb competition with his light Beltex-sired lamb out of a Texel-cross ewe weighing 21.3kg deadweight. In its class, that was ahead of Robert Laird, Cambwell, Biggar with third going to Andrew Dunlop, Corstane Farm, Broughton.

In the heavy section, it was a one-two for Robert Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke, with two Texel/Beltex sired lambs with a liveweight of 45 and 44kg which killed out respectively at 25 and 24.6kg. Third were J and H Clark, North Garngour, Lesmahagow.