PET lambs are not usually the main focus at this time of year, but for Reston JAC, they've decided to make the most of them as a fund raising tool for the club.

The Borders Young Farmers Club are holding their first ever lamb rally. Members of the club have adopted two pet lambs and have raised them on donated milk powder and lamb creep. Donations have been kindly made by local businesses like Carr’s Billington and Harbro.

Ten lambs in total have been entered into the competition and the money raised will go to the club. Secretary of the Scottish Borders Federation of Young farmers and former Reston chairman, Andrew Dixon, explained that this will be just one of the clubs' fundraisers for the year.

Andrew said: "My pair of texel cross lambs are the biggest and furthest on of the ten lambs. I have raised them at my family farm, Whitsome West Newton, near Duns.

"I weighed them recently and they are only a couple kilograms off the desired weight to sell, so hopefully in the next fortnight the club will be taking them to Harrison and Hetheringtons mart at St Boswell’s where they will be auctioned in the Monday prime stock sale.

"There is potential in the lambs to be within the top price range, due to their good shape and breeding. We hope for top price and there will be a ring full of young farmers egging on the buyers so fingers crossed."

He continued: "I’m an extremely proud of the lamb rally and think it's a great way of continuing to push Young Farmers clubs in the south east of Scotland."