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UK farmers flock to Dumfries

ScotGrass showcases the latest technology in grass making. Credit: ITV Border

Around 5000 farmers from across the UK arrived at the Crichton Farm in Dumfries today, to learn about grass production.

The event, ScotGrass, is held every three years to showcase the latest technology and equipment for working with grass.

It's a chance for farmers to learn how they can save, and make more money during tough times in the agriculture industry.

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Bull sold in Carlisle makes world record price

A Limousin bull being sold in Carlisle for a well-record price Credit: Robert Smith Photography and Video

A bull has sold for a world record price at Borderway auction mart in Carlisle.

It went for 140 thousand guineas, the highest price ever paid for a Limousin breed.

It's also a record for any breed in Europe. The animal, sold by a Northern Irish breeder, was bought by a consortium of businessmen.

See footage of the bull below.

Row over Lyth Valley draining plans

The Lyth Valley. Credit: ITV Border

A row has broken out between farmers and conservationists over flood defences in the Lyth Valley in South Cumbria.

The Environment Agency is due to switch off four pumps, which keep the land drained, and farmers and landowners are keen to find a way to run the system themselves.

But conservationists argue that continual drainage will lead to more wildlife being lost.

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