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Full Report: Christmas livestock sale a success

Farmers from across the Scottish Borders were showing and selling their prime livestock at a special Christmas event last night. The St Boswell's Christmas cracker is the only sale of its kind in the area.

It's an opportunity for farmers to sell their premium cattle and sheep, and is a barometer of sales for the farming year.

Patrick Tyner reports:

Christmas Cracker a success

A special Christmas event saw farmers from across the Scottish Borders sell off their best live stock at the St Boswell's Christmas Cracker.

Farmers from across the Scottish Borders met for the event. Credit: ITV News
Children auditioned to be auctioneers Credit: ITV News
More than 300 cattle and sheep go up for sale Credit: ITV News

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Farmers sell livestock at Christmas event

Farmers from across the Scottish Borders have been selling their best livestock at a special Christmas event.

Bumper crowds watched as more than 300 cattle and sheep were sold at the St Boswell's Christmas Cracker. Local children were given the chance to play auctioneer.

But farmers say it's a tough time to sell at premium prices.