4th December 2023

LiveScot show at Lanark celebrates excellence in beef and lamb competitions

LiveScot, the prestigious Scottish National Fatstock Club livestock event held at Lanark showcased the Royal Smithfield Club Beef Ribs & Saddle of Lamb competitions. Entries were judged by Dan Gilmour from Gilmour Butchers and the event was supported by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and John Scott Meats.

Gordon Newlands, QMS Brands Development Manager, said: “The LiveScot show continues to be a platform for excellence in the beef and lamb sectors, and this year was no exception. The high calibre of entries and the dedication of participants highlights the commitment to quality within the industry. We were delighted to have the opportunity to show our support to the Scottish National Fatstock Club and John Scott Meat, who are highly valued members of our industry.”

Jason Ward, the General Manager at John Scott Meat, said: “We attend LiveScot every year to buy livestock, but this year we were delighted to put on the Beef Rib and Lamb Saddle competition. It was a fantastic opportunity for knowledge exchange along the supply chain, with many farmers eager to ensure they deliver what we and our customers need. The quality of the competition was extremely impressive, a perfect showcase for the quality beef and lamb Scottish farmers are producing.

In a competition featuring robust classes of Native & Continental Ribs, the title of Champion went to an Angus from Matthew Currie of Skewbridge, Mouswald, Dumfries. The Reserve championship was also an Angus from Tom King.

Robert Laird, Cambwell, Biggar took home the Club trophy for best Saddle of Lamb while R&M Struthers, Carluke picked up Reserve Champion.

The LiveScot event, supported by industry leaders, serves as a valuable forum for stakeholders to come together, exchange knowledge, and celebrate the finest produce in the sector.

The placements for all the classes can be found on The Royal Smithfield Club website -


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