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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.


Best heifer and supreme cattle champion, Candy Floss from Dermot Small, which sold for £3000 to Chris Pennie, of the Sarkley Limousin herd in Wales.


Champion steer and reserve overall, Sean Kennedy’s Golden Charm, which made £1900 to butcher H Cairns, Uddingston, Glasgow


Reserve steer, Sixteen Drops, from Donald MacPherson and John Currie, a Bailea BMW son bred by Michael Durno


Reserve heifer, Khaleesi, from Dermot Small, a Swarland Eddie daughter bred by James Alexander


Calf champion, Priceless, from Julie Sedgewick, a home-bred March-born heifer by Confluence Faddel


Reserve calf champion, Munchkin, from Dougie McBeath and Sarah-Jane Jessop, a January-born Limousin cross bred at Newton of Logierait


Housewife’s choice champion, Selfie, from Jean MacKay, a 16-month-old Limousin cross, bred at Tercrosset


Best sired by a Galloway, Buggerlugs, a Rover of Kilnstown son from Malcolm Telfer and Helen Claxton. He made £1243 to J Scott Meats, Paisley


Best sired by a Highland, Nelson of Balmoral from HM the Queen. This son of Brogach 2nd of Culfoich made a total of £1387 at the sale


Sheep champions, three-quarter Beltex wedder lambs from Robert Rennie and Becca Oldham. Weighing a total 88kg, they sold at £500/head to judge Haig Murray, on behalf of Dunbia


Hill champions, South Country Cheviot wedder lambs from Andrew Reid, weighing 46kg each. They made £155 each to butcher Ann Davidson, Scone


Reserve hill champions were the Blackie winners from Mrs Chrissie Reid, shown by farm manager Dougie Gray and shepherd Phil White. Weighing a combined 90.5kg, the wedders sold at £200 a head to Comrie Butchers


Reserve in the Cheviot section went to these North Country Cheviot wedder lambs weighing 96.5kg in total, from Innes Graham. They sold at £94 each to J Chapman Butchers, Wishaw


Swaledale champions from David White, High Garnshaw, home-bred lambs weighing a combined 97.5kg, which made £100 per head to West Scottish Lamb


Best Mules were these home-bred Cheviots Mule wedder lambs from the Cockburns, sired by a West Bolton tup. At 96kg combined, they made £85 a head

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