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LiveScot 2015

The Scottish National Fatstock Club’s LiveScot event once again proved a great success, with around 3000 people turning out to see a top quality show of prime sheep and cattle.

Leading the way in the cattle section – judged by Alister Vance – was the heavy heifer, Price Tag, a 12-month-old Limousin cross from Donald MacPherson and John Currie. Reserve overall went to the reserve heifer, Pocahontas, a 17-month-old Limousin cross from Dermot and Gareth Small.

The sheep were judged by Castle Douglas butcher Jim Craig. His top choice was the butchers’ pair, two pure Beltex ewe lambs from Jim and Wallace Kennedy. Reserve overall went to the mountain and moorland champions, the Blackface pair from Brian Dickie, Spango.

Below are pictures of the main prizewinners – to view the full selection of photographs taken, or to purchase any, see our Photo Sales section.



Overall cattle champion, Price Tag, from Donald MacPherson and John Currie. This 628kg Limousin cross heifer, by Elite Forever Brill, was bought privately from Northern Ireland. She made £6800 to Yorkshire butchers, B & T Kitson


Reserve overall champion, the reserve heifer, Pocahontas, from Dermot and Gareth Small. A home-bred Limousin cross, she is by Swarland Eddie


Championship presentation


Steer champion, Hellava-Stoat, a home-bred 734kg Limousin cross from Wilson Peters. Sired by Kype Elliot, he made 270p per kg to butchers, David Comrie & Son


Reserve steer champion, The Gambler, a Limousin cross from Iain Lammie. This 772kg son of Noble Freddie was bought at Carlisle. He sold for 245p per kg to WR Lawson


Overall lightweight champion and best pure-bred animal, the Limousin heifer, Randerston Jasmine, from Stewart Bett & Lynsey McKay


Lightweight steer champion, Split Decision, a Limousin cross from Iain Lammie, sired by Plumtree Deus


Calf champion, Rumpy Pumpy, a home-bred March-born Limousin cross from Gavin Scott, sired by Melbreak Hero


Reserve calf champion, Black Rock, from Donald Morrison – a March-born Limousin cross by Easegillhead Exterminate, bought at Caledonian Marts, Stirling


Housewives’ choice – the Limousin cross, Top Totty, from Darren Davidson, and bred by the Lairds at Sunnyside, Cumnock


Best sired by a Galloway, The Maverick, a Rover of Kilnstown-sired steer from S & R Priestley


Best sired by an Angus, Strictly Angus, a Catrionas MacAllan-sired steer from M & HD Currie


Sheep…all sheep champion photos were taken by Wayne Hutchinson. To purchase, see

Champion Lambs - Beltex lambs from m/s Kennedy & Wallace. Livescot - Wayne Hutchinson /

Overall sheep champions, two pure Beltex ewe lambs from Jim and Wallace Kennedy, Lyonpark, pictured with judge Jim Craig. They later sold at £460 each to the judge

Blackface Champions / Hill Breed Champion and Res Overall. Livescot - Wayne Hutchinson /

Overall mountain and moorland champions and reserve overall sheep pair – two Blackface wedder lambs from Brian Dickie and shepherd Johna Scott, pictured with BSBA promotions manager, Aillen McFadzean. They made £210 a head to the judge

Overall & Res Prime lambs. Livescot - Wayne Hutchinson /

Champion and reserve in the butchers’ lamb section – the Kennedys’ winning pair and two Beltex ewe lambs from John and Joanne Hall, Inglewood Edge

Blackface Champion and Reserve Champions. Livescot - Wayne Hutchinson /

Champion and reserve pairs in the mountain and moorland section – all Blackface wedders by an £800 Glenrath sire, from Brian Dickie

Champion Native bred lambs from M Stewart. Livescot - Wayne Hutchinson /

Champion native-sired butchers’ lambs, Suffolk crosses weighing 48kg each, from Malcolm Stewart

Below are some snap shots from the day, plenty more can be seen in our Photo Sales section












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