A team of firefighters faced an unusual rescue operation when they were called out to save a bullock from a slurry pit.
The fire crew from Richmond, North Yorkshire, were sent to a farm at Kirby Fleetham near Northallerton at around 8.40 this morning after the bullock fell into the pit.
Five firefighters placed heavyweight straps underneath the bullock, which was up to its neck in slurry, to assist the farmer with the rescue.
The farmer then used a tractor with forklift to lift the frightened animal out of the 4ft deep pit.
The crew cleaned the bullock with a hose before returning it to the barn.
North East farmers are being given up to £20,000 in grants to help with flood damage.
The money comes from the government's Farming Recovery Fund, which was set up after the Boxing Day floods.
The National Farmers union says it's a huge relief for farmers, many of whom have hundreds of acres of land under water.
A north east farm has been awarded for 25 years of breeding rare farm animals.
The honour coincides with the arrival of some very precious piglets.
A woman from Northumberland has topped the county's sheepdog trials.
Her success is helping her to fund the farm where she has worked for four years.
Derek Proud went to meet her.
More and more farmers have turned to a charity for help this year after getting into financial difficulties.
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution is helping three times as many farming families as last year.
Derek Proud reports.
As many of us buy our food from the supermarket, it would be easy for our children to think it starts out there. Even those who live in the countryside do not always make the connection between farming and the dinner table.
The Children's Countryside Day in Northumberland is designed to fill in the blanks by giving children a day of hands-on farm experience.
Watch the full report below.
Schoolchildren were shown how flour becomes bread, how livestock are bought and sold and even how to pluck chickens at a countryside day designed to show them the origin of their food. Pupils from 40 schools attended the annual fair near Wooler in Northumberland.
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has licensed veterinary pharmaceutical company MSD Animal Health to provide the "Bovolis SBV" vaccine for animals affected by the Schmallenberg virus.
VMD chief executive Pete Borriello said: