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Cockermouth hosts NSA North Sheep show

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More than seven thousand people are expected to attend today's National Sheep Association North Sheep show in Cockermouth.

Over two hundred trade stands and all of the UK's major sheep breed societies are planned to be present for the event at Millston Moor Farm.

It's the first time it has been staged in Cumbria for five years.

Bringing NSA North Sheep back to Cumbria is a great choice for us, as it's one of the country's most renowned sheep producing areas.

"NSA North Sheep will be focusing on the current challenges and opportunities in the industry, and we are expecting visitors from all over the UK to make the trip to the Marston's fantastic livestock farm for this important industry event."

– Julie Sedgewick, event organiser

Sheep worth £50k stolen from Cumbrian farm

Swaledale sheep stolen from Long Marton Credit: NFU

The National Farmers Union is asking farmers to be vigilant after nearly £50,000 worth of sheep were stolen from a Cumbrian farm.

Twenty-six pedigree Swaledale breeding sheep were taken from an eight acre field at Long Marton near Appleby. It's thought the thieves must have experience rounding up livestock.

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