• Short Summary

    For many people in Britain the main question if Britain does enter the European Common Market is how it will affect the cost of living.

  • Description

    1.
    SV English farmers looking at cattle
    0.05

    2.
    GV Cows
    0.08

    3.
    SV PAN cow being taken into van
    0.19

    4.
    SV English farmers looking at meat in market (4 shots)
    0.42

    5.
    CU English farmer speaks (SOF)
    1.30

    6.
    SV Farmers in meat market (2 shots)
    1.44

    7.
    CU English farmer speaks (SOF)
    2.16


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 5): This is very, very good meat, the French lamb is a very good lamb. From what I can gather, we've just asked one or two of the wholesalers that the price are, it seems to be about 100 per cent more than I make on my lamb. I'm a wholesaler really you see and I'm charging high prices at the moment.



    QUESTION: So it's better but more expensive?



    ANSWER: Oh it's much better, but it's much more expensive. QUESTION - Working it out there we worked it out at about nine and six a carcass, and how much are you selling yours for?



    ANSWER: We're four and six for the same thing this week, and they're nine and six here, so that's five shillings more, more than twice as much.



    (SEQ. 7): Up till now they looked upon the French farmer as an ignorant peasant farmer, but knowing them for some time I know that they're not.



    QUESTION: What would you like to tell the rest of the farmers that aren't here, that couldn't come and see for themselves?



    ANSWER: That we shall have to change our breeding policy to get a leaner early maturing animal and we shall have to change our standard of dressing so that we can compete with the people in France.



    QUESTION: Is there a great opportunity for British farmers?



    ANSWER: Tremendous opportunity.




    Initials OS/1907



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: For many people in Britain the main question if Britain does enter the European Common Market is how it will affect the cost of living. A group of British farmers has just visited France to find out for themselves the standard of their competitors' meat, and the prices. It was a purely fact-finding mission - and though they confirmed that French prices are more than double the prices in Britain, they were also struck by the high quality of the meat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4AVDIEWFNWJ8I8LPL3FGJHD2P
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AVDIEWFNWJ8I8LPL3FGJHD2P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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