The Kelso Ram Sale is considered by many to be the biggest, and best known, one-day event of its kind in the world:
I think without boasting it's probably the best known ram sale in the world.
We've 16 rings selling simultaneously it's unique."
This year's Westmorland County Show had a record turnout, the organisers have confirmed.
The annual Kelso ram sale takes place today, and here are a few facts you might not have known about the event:
- The first Ram Sale was held in the Knowes in Kelso, way back in 1836
- It's tradition for the bell to be rung at 10am exactly by the Secretary of the Society, to begin selling
- A 'Tup Taxi' helps buyers transport their new rams from the pens to their vehicle
- It's considered the biggest single day ram sale in the world
- In 1993 more than £2 million was made in sales
- In the last few years rams have been exported to three EU countries, Holland, Germany and Ireland
Watch Fiona Marley Paterson's full report, as more than 30,000 people flocked to the Westmorland County Show:
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Marquees and show rings have been popping up in fields near Kendal, as Cumbria's biggest agricultural show gets underway.
Organisers are expecting around 30,000 people to turn up to this year's Westmorland County Show, at Crooklands.
They're asking people to help ease traffic by following the signs.
From the North down the M6 exit at J36, if you're coming up the M6 please exit at J35, coming from Kendal please come through past the hospital and come through Endmoor.
Coming from the Furness peninsula please come through Levens Bridge, turn right and come through Milnthorpe."
A man has suffered serious injuries to his chest after being struck by a cow in Cumbria.
The 57-year-old was airlifted from a farm near Brampton and was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance.
He's currently in a serious condition and is being treated at the major trauma centre.