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New developments in technology that may be of use to farmers were on display at the Westmorland Show Ground today.
One of the main talking points is the fairly new virus which can cause still births in lambs and calfs and is spreading north through the UK.
The Schmallenberg Virus was first discovered in continental Europe two years ago.Andy Burn has sent this report.
A virus that causes still births and deformaties in lambs and calves is spreading towards the north of England. It has prompted vets to urge farmers to keep an eye out for signs of the disease in their livestock to try and control the spread.
It's called the Schmallenberg virus, named after the German town where it was first found.