Kelso Ram Sales are an integral part of the agricultural calendar for sheep farmers and breeders. The sales were established in 1838 and in that time have only been cancelled on two occasions, in 2001 and 2007 both times as a result of an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease. They are held annually on the second Friday of September and welcome over 5,000 animals each year. There will be around 20 breeds of sheep present including Texel, Suffolks and North Country Cheviot to name but a few – not to mention the various crosses we welcome.
In 2018 the turnover of £2,991,860 was a fantastic achievement (only 5.5% down on the record set in 2017). Despite the small drop in turnover the 2 top prices of £29,000 for a Shearling and £5000.00 for a Lamb, were both significantly up on the 2017 top prices. Average held extremely well at £681.52 (only down £28.22 on 2017 but up on 2016).
At the end of the day 3,979 Shearlings and 411 Lambs were sold.
We are extremely grateful to all our Sponsors, Trade Stands, Supporters and off course the Buyers and Sellers for their support of the 2018 Sale and look forward to welcome everyone back on 13th September 2019 when we have 5,174 Entries to sell.
This year’s ballot was drawn on Thursday 15th August 2019 and the results can be downloaded from either the Buyers or the Consigners pages of this site.