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Cumbrian farmers bag country's top silage prize

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Two Cumbrian dairy farmers have scooped £7,000 in prize money, for producing some of the country's best silage.

Steven Hunter of Berrier Head Farm, Penrith and Keith Rudd of The Grassings, Kirkbride, were two of the winners in Agri-Lloyd’s silage competition.

A shortlist of finalists were drawn from over 700 samples of grass analysed from across the UK.

TRAVEL: HGV crash shuts M6 J40 slip road at Penrith

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Two HGV's have been involved in a crash on the M6 Junction 40 slip road at Penrith.

Officers were called at 1.47pm to the incident on the northbound entry slip road.

The slip road is now completely closed and delays are to be expected for some time.

The lanes heading west on the A66 have also been reduced and traffic is slow moving. ​

Emergency services are at the scene and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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