One of the most important dates in the dairy farmer's calendar took place today - the dairy show at Shepton Mallet.
It comes as a new report reveals that the region's farmers lost more than a penny on every litre of milk produced last year.
Last month, Farmers for Action held a protest over prices at a distribution depot near Bridgwater.
And today members say they may be forced to stage further blockades in the run-up to Christmas.
Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland has more....
The Royal Bath and West Show celebrates its 150th Show today. It's unique in the South West as it was the only big show to move about before settling in one place in the mid sixties. Its gatherings were held from South Wales to Plymouth.
The first show was back in 1852 but as our Somerset correspondent David Woodland reports, its remit has always been the same - to bring farmers together and to show 'townies' what goes on down on the farm!
The Royal Bath and West Show provides a feast for all the senses, and this 150th year perhaps even more so. Even Michael Eavis, the founder of the Glastonbury Festival, has been getting in on the act, as Bob Cruwys reports.
The Liberal Democrat MP for Somerset and Frome, David Heath, visited the Royal Bath and West Show on Wednesday. Mr Heath is Minister of State for Agriculture and Food at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Organiser of the Glastonbury Festival judged the cheese making competition at the Royal Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallet on Wednesday
The Farming Minister David Heath will be at the Royal Bath and West Show, which starts today.
He'll discuss issues like TB and the forthcoming badger cull with farmers. A cull could start as early as Saturday in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Other concerns for agriculture include the Schmallenberg virus and the future of the industry.
Mr Heath will also visit the Orchards and Cider Pavilion.
Bovine TB and a difficult year for farming will be among the discussions at the Royal Bath and West Show later.
It's one of the biggest agricultural shows in the country. More than 150,000 people are expected to attend the event in Shepton Mallet.
This year is the 150th show and runs until Saturday.
65-year-old Barry Coleman from Shepton Mallet has been sleepwalking for 40 years. His wife has been forced to install a child safety gate at the top of their stairs to try and prevent an accident that could so easily become a tragedy.
David Woodland reports: