• LiveScot 2020 Overall Cattle Champion
  • LiveScot 2020 Reserve Overall Cattle Champion
  • Champion Steer 2020 - George McFadzean
  • LiveScot Overall Champion Sheep - John Guthrie
  • LiveScot Reserve Champion Sheep - John Guthrie

LiveScot Exhibition and Sale 2020

Scottish National Fatstock Club’s LiveScot Exhibition & Sale –

Saturday 28th November 2020

 

It was a different LiveScot event at Lanark this year, with no spectators and animals shown in pens, but it was a successful one nonetheless, with an excellent turn-out of livestock on display and a huge demand from purchasers at the post-show sale.

Scottish National Fatstock Club chairman, David McKerrow, said: “Despite the difficult circumstances, the cattle and sheep producers were eager to have an event to showcase and sell their livestock, and the butchers and sponsors were keen to support us, making it a tremendous success. Lawrie and Symington did a great job of accommodating us and by live streaming on social media, we allowed spectators to follow the day’s progress. We’re delighted with the quality of the stock on show and the success of the sale, which saw some first-time buyers at the event.”

Taking the overall title in the cattle, judged by Sam Carlisle of Border Meats, Lockerbie, was Mateus Rosie, a 608kg home-bred 20-month-old heifer from Wilson Peters, Monzie, Crieff. Winning the event for the fifth time in eight years, Mr Peters’ topper this time was a Limousin cross, sired by the Carlisle-bought bull, Carmon Lionbar, and out of a Limousin cross dam which is a full sister to his 2018 Aberdeen Christmas Classic champion, Cheeky Kiss.

At the sale following the show, Mateus Rosie went on to sell for the day’s top price of £10.86/kg or £6600, to B and T Kitson Butchers, Northallerton.

Reserve overall went to the reserve heifer, Red Hot Ruby, another Limousin cross, this time from Stirling-based Stewart and Lynsey Bett. Their 20-month-old heifer, weighing in at 702kg, was bought at last year’s Welsh Winter Fair from WP Hughes and Sons, Fferam, Uchaf. Sired by Derrygullinane Kingbull and out of a British Blue-sired dam, she later sold for 427p per kg or £3000, also to B and T Kitson.

Best of the steers was a 676kg pure Aberdeen-Angus from George McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer, Perth. This home-bred two-year-old is by Glenbuchat Black Bruce and out of Cherrybank Patsy Annie. John Scott Meats, Paisley, bought that one for 253p per kg or £1710.

Reserve overall steer was Diplo, a 622kg home-bred Limousin cross from Stewart Dunlop, Holehouse, Ochiltree. Sired by Brutus Hashtag, that one later sold for 260p per kg or £1617, to Fleming Butchers, Arbroath.

Continuing his winning streak, Wilson Peters also picked up the Housewives’ Choice champion ticket, with Coilavoulin Elle, an April 2019-born Limousin cross heifer by Naby Director. Bought at UA Stirling’s sale in April from Willie Stevenson, Coilavoulin, Pitlochry, he was knocked down at 748p per kg or £4100, to Law-based butcher Jimmy Cairns, a regular buyer at Lanark, who said he was impressed with her conformation and shape, adding:

“I try to buy the best in the market 52 weeks of the year, aiming for quality of product and quality of service across the board. The standard of cattle was very high throughout the show. Butchers have been very well supported this year but it’s paramount that we keep our product standard up – all our meat products are made on premises, we don’t take any shortcuts.”

These points were echoed by local butcher Hugh Black, who bought several cattle at the sale, he said: “From a butcher’s point of view, the cattle were very well finished at handier sizes. Butchers have been well supported this year and we’re happy to support local farmers who are producing top quality beef.”

The standard remained high in the sheep lines, where local prime lamb buyer Robert Lawson had the task of selecting the winners. He opted for a pair of 92kg Beltex cross lambs from John Guthrie, Cuiltburn, Crieff, ensuring a first live championship for this regular exhibitor, who has previously won the carcase competition twice. Mr Guthrie’s home-bred lambs, from his 350-ewe flock, went on to sell for £350 per head, to David Comrie and Son Butchers, Crieff.

In a double victory, the reserve overall lambs came from the same home. These were 84kg Beltex crosses, which reached £310 per head, selling to first time buyer at the event, Mathieson Butchers, Edinburgh, who also took home the butcher’s champion in the cattle, a 602kg heifer from Gavin Scott, Gateside, Linlithgow, which made 664p per kg, or £4000.

Overall hill champions were the winning Blackfaces, a pair from the Firm of Shawhead, Newmains Home Farm, Douglas, weighing a combined 78kg. They went on to reach £136 per head to John Scott Meats, Paisley. Reserve hill pair were North Country Cheviots from Bruce Lang, Uplands, Cupar, weighing a total 107kg. They sold at 280p per kg or £150 per head, to the judge.

LEADING AWARDS:

CATTLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Supreme Champion (Sponsored by Carrs Billington) – Wilson Peters, Cuilt Farmhouse, Monzie, with Mateus Rosie, a home-bred Lim X by Carmon Lionbar. Reserve Supreme Champion – S and L Bett, Newmills, Stirling, with Red Hot Ruby, a Lim X by Derrygullinane Kingbull.

Champion Steer (Sponsored by Woodhead Bros) - George McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer, with ‘The Black’ a home-bred pure A-A by Glenbuchat Black Bruce. Reserve Champion Steer – Stewart Dunlop, Holehouse, with Diplo, a home-bred Lim X by Brutus Hashtag.

Champion Heifer (Sponsored by Woodhead Bros) - Wilson Peters, Cuilt Farmhouse, Monzie, with Mateus Rosie, a home-bred Lim X by Carmon Lionbar. Reserve Champion Heifer – S and L Bett, Newmills, Stirling, with Red Hot Ruby, a Lim X by Derrygullinane Kingbull.        

Best Pure A-A, Best Pure Native & Best Pure-bred – George McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer, Perth, with The Black, by Glenbuchat Black Bruce.

Best Pure Highland - S and R Hunter, Barnhill, with Dougie, by Ruadh 5th of Knockandon.

Best Pure Non-Indigenous - D McBeath and SJ Jessop, Lower Greenyards, Stirling, with Springsett Peter Pan, a Lim steer by Woodroad James.

Breeder of Best Animal & Best Bred by Exhibitor – Wilson Peters, Cuilt Farmhouse, Monzie.

Housewives Choice Champion (Sponsored by Galloway & MacLeod) – Wilson Peters, with Coilavoulin Elle, a Lim X heifer by Naby Director.

Butchers Champion (Sponsored by James Chapman Butchers) – Gavin Scott, Gateside, with a 602kg heifer. Reserve Butchers Champion – Blairsgreen Farm Ltd, with a 612kg A-A X heifer.

Best Opposite Sex to the Champion - JH and NT Turnbull, Meadowend, with a Lim X steer.

Heaviest Butchers Animal - Blairsgreen Farm Ltd, with an A-A X steer weighing 838kg.

 

SHEEP CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Overall Sheep Champion (Sponsored by MJ Stark) – John Guthrie, Cuiltburn, with a pair of 92kg Belt X. Overall Reserve Sheep Champion – John Guthrie, Cuiltburn, with a pair of 84kg Belt X.

 

Champion Blackface and Overall Hill Champion – Firm of Shawhead, with a pair of lambs weighing 78kg. Reserve Champion Blackface – H Cockburn and Partners, Kingside, with a pair of lambs weighing 89kg.

 

Champion North Country Cheviot, Overall Cheviot and Reserve Overall Hill Champion – Bruce Lang, Uplands, with a pair of lambs weighing 107kg. Reserve Champion North Country Cheviot – H Cockburn and Partners, Kingside, with a pair of lambs weighing 98kg.

 

Champion South Country Cheviot and Reserve Overall Cheviot – B and M Cockburn, Stirkfield, with a pair of lambs weighing 87kg. Reserve Champion South Country Cheviot – Andrew Reid, Glendearg, with a pair of lambs weighing 79kg.

 

Champion Mules and Crosses – Finlay Smith, Cloverhill, with a pair weighing 89kg. Reserve Champion Mules and Crosses – H Cockburn & Partners, Kingside, with a pair weighing 89kg.

 

Best Pen of Scotch Mules – Finlay Smith, Cloverhill.

 

Champion Butchers Lambs – John Guthrie, Cuiltburn, with the overall champion pair. Reserve Champion Butchers Lambs – John Guthrie, Cuiltburn, with the reserve overall champion pair.

 

Champion Young Breeders Lambs – David Cunningham, Walkerdyke, with a pair of 81kg lambs. Reserve Champion Young Breeders Lambs – Rachel Baillie, Carstairs Mains, with a pair of 90kg lambs.

 

Texel Champions – R and M Struthers, Collielaw, with a pair of 83kg lambs.

 

Beltex Champion – John Guthrie, Cuiltburn, with the champion lambs.

 

CLASS RESULTS:

 

Class 1 Haltered Native Bullock

Sponsored by: Highland Meats (Dunbia)

 

1st:       George McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer (2)

2nd:      C & K Malone, Pitcairn (3)

3rd:       S & R Hunter, Barnhill (1)

 

Class 2 Haltered Native Heifer

Sponsored by: Stevie Rolfe Cattle Services              

 

1st:       George McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer (5)

2nd:      Sheep Park Farms (7)

3rd:       Sheep Park Farms (8)

 

Class 3 Haltered Continental Bullock

Sponsored by: Scotbeef

                       

1st:       Stewart Dunlop, Holehouse (14)

2nd:      Andy Ireland, Feoch (15)

3rd:       D & P Blair, Littleinch (12)

 

Class 4a Haltered Continental Heifer

Sponsored by: Limousin Cattle Society

 

1st:       Wilson Peters, Cuilt (24)

2nd:      Andrew Ewing, Dumbretton (23)

3rd:       Andrew Ewing, Dumbretton (22)

 

Class 4b Haltered Continental Heifer

Sponsored by: Limousin Cattle Society

 

1st:       S & L Bett, Newmills (20)

2nd:      A & E Vance, Bridgehouse (28)

3rd:       J & E Wight, Townoot (29)

 

Class 5 Un-haltered Native Bullock

Sponsored by: QMS

                       

1st:       Blairsgreen Farm Ltd (31)

2nd:      John Paterson, Garrionhaugh (34)

3rd:       George McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer (33)

 

Class 6 Un-haltered Native Heifer

Sponsored by: Tarff Valley

 

1st:       Blairsgreen Farm Ltd (36)

2nd:      Wilson Peters, Cuilt (38)

 

Class 7 Un-haltered Continental Bullock

Sponsored by: Limousin Cattle Society

 

1st:       J H & N T Turnbull, Meadowend (43)

2nd:      Gavin Scott, Gateside (42)

3rd:       S Barr & Son, Woodhouse (39)

 

Class 8 Un-haltered Continental Heifer

Sponsored by: Hugh Black Butchers

 

1st:       Gavin Scott, Gateside (47)

2nd:      Wilson Peters, Cuilt (45)

3rd:       J H & N T Turnbull, Meadowend (48)

 

Class 9 Young producers’ class

Sponsored by: L S Smellie & Sons Ltd

 

1st:       James Peters, Cuilt (55)

2nd:      David Cunningham, Walkerdyke (53)

3rd:       Malcolm McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer (54)

 

SHEEP

Blackface – Pure Bred

 

Class 21 Pen of Two Lambs, born in 2020 not exceeding 80 kg total live weight.

Sponsored by: Lawrie & Symington

           

1st:       Firm of Shawhead (108)

2nd:      D C & J J Marshall, Blendewing (107)

3rd:       J & J Frame, High Dyke (105)

 

 

Class 22 Pen of Two Lambs, born in 2020 over 80 kg and not exceeding 88kg total live weight. 

Sponsored by: Lawrie & Symington

 

1st:       Finlay Smith, Cloverhill (118)

2nd:      Firm of Shawhead (117)

3rd:       J & J Frame, High Dyke (114)

 

 

Class 23 Pen of Two Lambs, born in 2020 over 88 kg total live weight.

Sponsored by: Lawrie & Symington

 

1st:       H Cockburn & Partners, Kingside (120)

2nd:      Finlay Smith, Cloverhill (128)

3rd:       D C & J J Marshall, Blendewing (126)

 

North Country Cheviot – Pure Bred

 

Class 25 Pen of Two Lambs, born in 2020

Sponsored by: C & D Auction Marts

 

1st:       Bruce Lang, Uplands (130)

2nd:      H Cockburn & Partners, Kingside (129)

 

South Country Cheviot – Pure Bred

 

Class 26 Pen of Two Lambs, born in 2020

Sponsored by: C & D Auction Marts

 

1st:       B & M Cockburn, Stirkfield (135)

2nd:      Andrew Reid, Glendearg (140)

3rd:       Andrew Reid, Glendearg (139)

 

Mules and Crosses

 

Class 27 PEN OF TWO LAMBS born in 2020 progeny of Border Leicester or Bluefaced Leicester Ram and Blackface Ewe or Bluefaced Leicester Ram and Cheviot Ewe.

Sponsored by: Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders

 

1st:       Finlay Smith, Cloverhill (147)

2nd:      H Cockburn & Partners, Kingside (142)

3rd:       H Cockburn & Partners, Kingside (143)

 

 

Class 28 PEN OF TWO LAMBS born in 2020 progeny of Bluefaced Leicester Ram and a Swaledale ewe or Northumberland type Blackface Ewe

Sponsored by: Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders

 

1st:       H Cockburn & Partners, Kingside (148)

 

Butchers Weight Lambs

 

Class 29 UNTRIMMED PEN OF TWO LAMBS, born in 2020, progeny of a Native ram

Sponsored by: Clyde Vets

 

1st:       David Cunningham, Walkerdyke (149)

2nd:      Bruce Lang, Uplands (150)

 

 

Class 30 UNTRIMMED PEN OF TWO LAMBS, born in 2020 progeny of a Continental ram

Sponsored by: Clyde Vets

 

1st:       John Guthrie, Cuiltburn (157)

2nd:      R & M Struthers, Collielaw (160)

3rd:       Kenny Johnstone, Boghouse (158)

 

Native Breeds

 

Class 31 PEN OF TWO LAMBS, born in 2020 progeny of Suffolk or Native   

Downland Ram       

Sponsored by: McCaskie Agriculture 

 

1st:       David Cunningham, Walkerdyke (161)

2nd:      David Cunningham, Walkerdyke (162)

3rd:       Euan Orr, Lawhead (165)

 

Texel

 

Class 32 PEN OF TWO LAMBS, born in 2020 not exceeding 88kg live weight,

progeny of a Texel Ram

Sponsored by: Texel Sheep Society

           

1st:       R & M Struthers, Collielaw (169)

2nd:      Kenny Johnstone, Boghouse (168)

 

Class 33 PEN OF TWO LAMBS, born in 2020 over 88kg progeny of Texel Ram

Sponsored by: Texel Sheep Society

 

1st:       Kenny Johnstone, Boghouse (170)

2nd:      David Cunningham, Walkerdyke (167)

 

Beltex

 

Class 34 PEN OF TWO LAMBS, born in 2020 not exceeding 84kg live weight, progeny of a Beltex Ram.

Sponsored by: M J Stark

 

1st:       John Guthrie, Cuiltburn (176)

2nd:      A & J Campbell, Carsewalloch (173)

3rd:       Andrew Baillie, Carstairs Mains (172)

 

Class 35 PEN OF TWO LAMBS, born in 2020 over 84kg live weight, progeny of a Beltex Ram.

Sponsored by: M J Stark 

 

1st:       John Guthrie, Cuiltburn (181)

2nd:      J & H  Padkin, Muirhouse (182)

3rd:       David Cunningham, Walkerdyke (180)

 

Continental

 

Class 36 PEN OF TWO LAMBS born in 2020

Progeny of Any Other Continental Ram

Sponsored by: Bimeda

 

1st:       David Cunningham, Walkerdyke (183)

 

Young Breeders’ Sheep Class

(for exhibitors aged 16-28 years old)

 

Class 37 PEN OF TWO LAMBS, born in 2020, any breed or cross

Sponsored by: M J Stark

 

1st:       David Cunningham, Walkerdyke (186)

2nd:      Rachel Baillie, Carstairs Mains (188)

3rd:       Ross Campbell, Carsewalloch (185)