The Devon County Show starts tomorrow and almost 100,000 are expected to attend this year's event. Last year bad weather forced the cancellation of the final day.
Thousands of litres of milk collected from cows at the event will have to be thrown away, rather than sold to the public.
It's the first time the event won't have been allowed to sell on the milk from animals that are being judged
Jacquie Bird reports.
Farming is one of the biggest industries in the West Country and today it was named as the most dangerous - with safety regulations being regularly ignored.
Two people lost their lives last year here in the South West in farming accidents, but hundreds more suffered serious injuries.
Claire Manning has met one farmer who was badly injured when his trailer got caught on a power line.
Somerset band The Wurzels have released a new version of their classic 'Combine Harvester' song.
It's part of a new campaign by the National Farmers Union to reduce death and injury in the workplace. The agricultural industry is the UK's most dangerous occupation - figures from the Health and Safety Executive show 27 people died in farm accidents in the year to April 2014.
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.