The first day of the Dorset County Show has attracted large crowds.
Sixty thousand people are expected at the showground near Dorchester over the weekend. Judges say there's been a high standard of entry in the horticulture and livestock classes.
There are also food tents, trade stands and many other displays.
The show's secretary, Sam Mackenzie-Green, says it's the diversity that helps attract so many people:
"We're a combination things. It's the main ring attractions, we've got Bolddog Lings which people are really excited about seeing. The National Vegetabel Society's national championships again which appeals to a whole other group of people. And we have so much food and drink, local food and drink, I think there is something for everyone".
Preparations are underway for the start of the Dorset County Show.
The event, which traditionally celebrates the end of harvest, is one of the last shows on the south west agricultural calendar.
The ground near Dorchester will open to the public tomorrow and Sunday.
Hundreds of farmers across the West Country had cause to celebrate today, as a new livestock market opened in North Devon.
Most of the money for the building in Holsworthy came from a supermarket that bought the old town centre site.
A pensioner from Bridport is hoping to weave the world's longest corn dolly.
Audrey Rolfe's efforts will be on show at this weekend's Dorset County Show. She's aiming for it to be 60 feet long.
Corn dollies are plaited to celebrate the harvest. She's chosen a design known as a Welsh fan.
Rural crime cost Devon and Cornwall over one million pounds last year.
That's according to new figures published by a leading rural insurer. It's an increase of 35% from 2012. The most common items stolen were tools, quad bikes and farm machinery such as plough and hay balers.
The survey says rural crime cost the entire South West around £5.5 million in 2013.
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Spring has indeed sprung because the cute little lambs are beginning to appear in the fields across the West Country.
And sometimes not so little...
Now farmer's always hope for deliveries without complications. But one farmer from Somerset got a bit of a shock when out popped a lamb weighing a whopping 22 pounds. Three times the size of your average newborn. Duncan Sleightholme reports.
The clean up on the Somerset Levels is underway as flood water subsides.
Today volunteers from across the country rallied round to help clean up the farm owned by James Winslade. The farmer has become one of the most recognisable victims of the winter weather.
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A farmer in Crowlas, Cornwall has told us they're really being affected by the weather.
Vegetable grower David Wallis said "usually we would double crop so we would harvest the cauliflowers, then turnover the field to sew early potatoes but its just been so wet we can't get out to plant."