LiveScot – Lanark
The Scottish National Fatstock Club enjoyed a highly successful LiveScot event at Lanark on Saturday 29th November, with the show rings packed full of spectators and a great turn-out of livestock, ensuring an upbeat atmosphere throughout the market.
Welsh judge Will Owen, picked out Dermot and Gareth Small’s 604kg Charolais cross heifer, Candy Floss, as best overall in the cattle. Sired by Billingley Sir Alex and out of the Limousin cross dam, Bambi (a show winning heifer herself), this 12-month-old later sold for £3000 to Chris Pennie, of the Sarkley Limousin herd in Wales.
Another Charolais cross picked up the reserve overall title. That was the steer champion, Sean Kennedy’s Golden Charm, a Carradale Neptune son bred by David Henderson, Auchenrivoch, Banton, and bought by Sean’s mum, Sheena, at Caledonian Marts, Stirling, in September. At 626kg, this one sold for £1900, to butcher H Cairns, Uddingston, Glasgow.
In the sheep lines, the prime lamb champions led the way, taking the supreme sheep title. The winners were two 44kg three-quarter Beltex wedder lambs from Robert Rennie and Becca Oldham, Sydenham Farm, Kelso. Sired by Beechcross Storm and out of Tercrosset-bred Beltex cross Texel dams, they were later bought for £500 per head by the sheep judge Haig Murray, on behalf of Dunbia.
Reserve sheep pair, two home-bred Beltex cross ewe lambs also weighing a total 88kg, from John Hall and daughter Joanne, sold at £250 each to Robert Lawson, East Mains, Newbigging, Carnwath.
Below are pictures of the main prizewinners. To view the full selection of photographs taken, or to buy any, see our Photosales section.