Workers on a deer farm in the north-east region of the People's Republic of China have found a way of greatly increasing the output and quality of antlers.
GV & SV Worker banging gong and calling deer (2 shots)
CU & GV Worker feeding deer with bean-cake (2 shots)
SV Worker coaxing deer and horse to eat out of his hand
GV Workers banging gong and leading deer out of pen (2 shots)
CU & GV Driver in farm vehicle surrounded by deer, starts engine - deer run (4 shots)
SV Worker feeding deer around vehicle while engine running (2 shots)
SV Children feeding and stroking deer without antlers (5 shots)
GV & SV PAN.. antlers displayed (2 shots)
MV & GV Workers drive deerherd with gongs etc. (5 shots)
GV Deer springing across stream (2 shots)
SV Deer being hand-fed
GV ZOOM IN..herd drinking in shallow water
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Background: Workers on a deer farm in the north-east region of the People's Republic of China have found a way of greatly increasing the output and quality of antlers. Faced with the deteriorating health of the animals living their lives out in enclosures, the workers decided to try and improve the deer's lot. Now, the animals roam freely around the surrounding hills, grazing like sheep and responding to calls for feeding at regular times. The banging of gongs and abundant supplies of bean-cakes tamed the wild deer. Their health improved, and so did the quality of their antlers. This film, from Peking television, shows the results of the bean-cake campaign -- it includes some beautiful scenes of the dear in full flight, and is accompanied by a good sound track.