Despite the forecast and occasional heavy showers, buyers continued to support the Border Union Kelso Ram Sales. Mr James ‘Jimmy’ Jeffrey, Kersknowe rang the bell at 10am prompt allowing all Auctioneers across the 15 rings to start the sale.
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 look forward to welcoming you back on 13 September 2019. More information will be published here as it comes available.
Here you will find the answers to regularly asked questions.
Rams start arriving on the Wednesday and the majority are in their pens by Thursday afternoon. Some breeds and auctioneers hold shows on the Thursday evening, these are at the breeds and auction companies discretion.
During sale times, no vehicles are allowed to move within the grounds. We have Tup Taxis which you join the queue in front of Springwood Pavilion, after you have paid for your purchases and a quad bike and trailer will take you to your pens and help move your Rams to your vehicles.
Buyers should make themselves familiar with their country’s regulations for entry before purchase. In Northern Ireland MV Rams are only eligible to be exported direct from the Ram Sales. It would be appreciated if Purchasers for export will make themselves known to Galedin Veterinary Group, who will have an office within Springwood Pavilion beside the Auction Companies.
The Border Union Agricultural Society and show ground are located on the outskirts of Kelso in the Scottish Borders.