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.
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.
Event organiser Brian Richardson, the Chief Executive of the H&H Group says that the local economy as a whole will benefit from hosting such a large event.
The event has attracted international interest, with delegates from Pakistan and India as well as judges from Canada, Holland and the USA. Mark Reuth from Wisconsin made the trip to Carlisle to judge the Holstein classes and told ITV how impressed he has been with the quality of the livestock
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.