Sun comes out for Cumberland show

Thousands of people flocked to the Cumberland Show, which saw sunshine instead of rain for the first time in five years.

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New milking parlour to provide a great resource for college students

Lord Curry of Kirkharle, the Bishop of Carlisle, representatives from the farming industry and college dignitaries were among four hundred guests welcomed to Newton Rigg's Penrith campus to celebrate the new Dairy Unit's official opening.

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Newton Rigg's restocked Dairy Herd was wiped out in 2001 Credit: ITV News

The herd was wiped out in 2001 and has since been built back up to 151 cows and heifers. The new dairy unit will enable Newton Rigg students to learn the dairy trade in a state of the art facility.

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New Parlour Credit: ITV News

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Minister welcomes Scotch beef announcement

Scotch beef will be exported to America again for the first time in 20 years.

The meat was banned amid concerns about BSE, known as mad cow disease, entering the food chain.

The US department of agriculture has now lifted the restrictions - a move which has been welcomed by farmers in Southern Scotland.

The Rural Affairs Minister, Richard Lochhead MSP, spoke to ITV Border about the news.

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