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Beef and Sheep in the South-west
Beef and Sheep in the South-west

Beef and Sheep in the South-west 1966

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Beef and Sheep in the South-west 1966

26 mins United Kingdom Director. John Shepherd

This vibrant instructional film reveals the science behind the art of rearing sheep and cows, exploring ways of managing grassland intensively. The farms in Wiveliscombe in Somerset, Haytor in Devon, and Petherwin, St. Clether, Liskeard and St. Tudy in Cornwall are the image of tradition. But the lush fields are dosed with "nitro chalk" to ensure the growth of grass, the all-important feed for beef cattle and sheep - agriculture in synch with industry.

The Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Film Unit, which produced the film, was an enduring part of the educational and promotional work of the company, making industrial and instructional films from the 1920s to the 1980s. In 1964 ICI formed its own agricultural division, combining subsidiary companies and internal interests into a merged body and providing new impetus for films with a farming subject matter.

Directed by

John Shepherd

Genres

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Released

1966

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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