Record numbers of livestock entries are expected at the UK Borderway Dairy Expo in Cumbria, which is in its third year. Organisers of the event said 6,000 people would attend, including delegates from as far afield as Pakistan and India, with judges from Holland, Canada and the USA.
An environmentalist who says sheep farming wrecks the fells met with Cumbrian hill farmers.
George Monbiot wrote in his book that sheep farming is ‘a slow-burning ecological disaster’ that ‘has done more damage to the living systems of this country than either climate change or industrial pollution'.
He met the Cumbria Commoners and Cumbria Young Commoners in Newton Rigg but they disagreed with his findings.
The flooding in the south of England is a story that's dominated the headlines for weeks now. While the attention is often on people and their homes, a story less often reported is the impact it has on the farming community.
Cumbria and southern Scotland has had its own share of flooding problems and farming is a major part of our industry. Our Correspondent Hannah McNulty has been speaking to those trying to help.
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The farming community in Cumbria and southern Scotland are collecting supplies for famers in the south of England hit by flooding. It's part of a national appeal to help those in the Somerset and surrounding areas who have suffered widespread damage to their land and livelihood.
Lauderdale Hunt in the Borders is one of those taking part in the collection of food and supplies. Timothy Coulson is Master and Huntsman:
Every month our reporter Jenny Longden takes a look at what's happening on the region's farms.
She's been following Jedburgh farmer Stephen Withers as he cares for his cattle. One of his main priorities at the moment is keeping them free of disease during the winter.
A farmer in Bowness-on-Windermere is urging dog owners to keep their pets on a lead after two of his sheep were attacked.
The National Park is concerned attacks like these could damage the relationship between walkers and land owners.
Some viewers might find pictures near the start of Fiona Marley Paterson's report disturbing.
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A farmer in Bowness on Windermere is urging dog owners to keep their pets on a lead after two of his sheep were attacked.
Alan Clark's pregnant ewes needed stitches after a dog attack last week.
The National Park is considering moving the footpath and creating a fenced-off bridleway - which some locals don't want - because this the third attack in three months.
A farmer has spoken to ITV Border over the distress he felt after two of his sheep were attacked.
Alan Clark found two of his pregnant ewes with severe wounds to their heads after being attacked in one of his fields on Glebe Road, Bowness on Windermere.
Police believe the attacks have been by dogs who have been off leads, unattended and allowed to chase sheep in fields.
"I feel they're pretty callous people that can just walk away and leave something suffering and not reporting it to anybody. I think they should have at least done something about it. They might have phoned somebody - even if it was just the RSPCA. They could have done it anonymously. I don't know what else to say about them really - it just makes you... quite upsetting."
NFU Cumbria County Adviser Mike Sanderson commented on the attacks:
Farmers in the area need to be especially vigilant until the culprit is brought to justice. The rural community works closely with the police through Farm Watch and other schemes and we would urge farmers to report any information they may have to officers. When members of the public are out walking in the countryside, it is important to remember that it is a working environment where animals graze.