More than 200 sheep and 85 cattle will be auctioned off at tonight's Christmas sale, which begins at 5pm.
Farmers from all over the Scottish Borders have turned out to see if they can earn some extra money in the run up to Christmas.
Many local butchers also attend the auction and carry out the valuations on the stock ahead of the sale. They can then gauge the price on the meat ahead of the Christmas shopping rush.
One of the winter's few livestock events takes place at Newtown St Boswells today.
The annual Christmas Cracker auction is being held at St Boswells mart.
Some of the finest sheep and cattle in the Borders will be sold to the highest bidder.
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:
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 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.