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.
A road in West Cumbria has been closed after a crash which has killed a number of sheep.
The incident happened between Pica and Arcledon, near Tutehill Farm.
One vehicle, carrying a trailer, was involved. The driver suffered no injuries.
Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
Around 200 black faced sheep, valued at £20,000, have been stolen from a farm in Galloway.
The 150 ewes, 14 gimmers and 30 lambs were taken from Lochekit Farm at Corsock, between the middle of July and the middle of August.
Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.
After a successful inaugural event, the people of Moffat have organised another day of sheep racing - and Jenny Longden has been along to see how the sheep are limbering up.
Watch her full report below.
See the footage below of last year's Moffat sheep race:
Here is Moffat sheep race organiser Sarah Ottowell and shop owner Tom Smith with some of the 'jockeys' that will be riding sheep on Sunday.
Sheep farmers are facing another threat to their livestock.
Cold weather and rising prices of feed and fuel have already made it a difficult year.
Now the climate is causing more problems by providing the perfect conditions for a dangerous parasite.
Jenny Longden reports.
Farmers across the region are being urged to protect their sheep from a parasite that can kill livestock.
Blowfly strike affects eighty percent of farms in the UK every year.
It can be easily prevented with a formula that stops the flies eggs from nesting on the sheep.
Sheep farmers in the region are being encouraged to prevent a parasite growth in lambs called blowfly strike
Blowflies lay eggs on sheep, which hatch into maggots and can prove fatal for livestock.
In the UK, 80 per cent of sheep farms experience blowfly strike and for farmers the economic cost can be huge.
A number of products that stop infestation from taking place can be sprayed onto sheared wool.
The parasite spreads in warmer conditions, so researchers are encouraging farmers to take action now.
Farmers are still digging sheep out of snow drifts nearly two weeks after they were buried.
Farmers across the region are still not sure how many of their animals have died but it is likely to be many thousands and the NFU in Cumbria is now asking for the Government to help.
However there are some tales of surviving sheep, including one which has made a full recovery after being buried for 11 days near Newton Stewart.
Matthew Taylor reports: