An agricultural and engineering group says it has seen "no material financial impact" to date from the coronavirus pandemic.

Carr's Group, which is headquartered in Carlisle, made the announcement in a trading update this week.

It said: "The agriculture division is currently trading ahead of the board’s expectations.

"In the UK, farmers are maintaining normal livestock operations and a marginally higher demand for feeds, supplements and fuels has enhanced revenues.

"In the USA, lower cattle prices attributable to Covid-19 have adversely impacted sales of supplements.

"The engineering division has been affected by some temporary interruption to nuclear and defence projects following the introduction of revised working practices at customer sites.

"The division has also been impacted by the oil price decline which has led to a reduction in oil and gas investment."

However, it added: "The group remains well placed owing to its strong and diverse businesses, robust financial position and the ongoing demand across the majority of its markets for the provision of essential products and services."

Carr's Group has its HQ in Stanwix, with its agriculture division manufacturing feed blocks and supplementation products for livestock which is sold across the globe.

It also distributes farm machinery and runs a UK network of rural stores. Its engineering division works across the nuclear, petrochemical, oil and gas pharmaceutical, process and renewable energy industries.