GBP30,000 worth of pedigree British livestock was pushed, pulled and coaxed aboard a freighter plane at Southern Airport, Nov. 25, bound for Russia.
L.V. PAN FROM CATTLE TRUCK TO AIRCRAFT.
S.V. PAN BULL BEING LED FROM CATTLE TRUCK.
C.U. BULL BEING INSPECTED BY RUSSIAN AGRICULTURAL OFFICIAL.
REAR V. BULL BEING HELPED INTO PLANE.
NEARER V. ditto. DITTO.
S.V. ENTERING PLANE%
C.U. RUSSIAN OFFICIAL. CHECKING.
L.V. INTERIOR OF PLANE FULL OF STOCK.
S.T.V. SPRINKLING SHEEP WITH POWDER
S.V. SHEEP IN PEN%.
S.V. DOGS ON LEASHES.
C.U. ON AN AFFECTIONATE DOG WITH AIRFORCE WORKER.
S.V. DOGS ENTERING PLANE.
S.V. PAN A FARMER JUMPS FROM PLANE AND WALKS AROUND IT.
L.V. PLANE READY FOR TAKE-OFF.
S.V. BATMAN WAVING PLANE AWAY
ANGLE V. PLANE FLYING OVER.
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Background: GBP30,000 worth of pedigree British livestock was pushed, pulled and coaxed aboard a freighter plane at Southern Airport, Nov. 25, bound for Russia. The scene was a modern-day Noah's Ark episode.
The passengers included top-strain bulls, rams and 20 sheep-dogs. The Russians want them for producing new strains on Soviet farms.
Mr. Howard Surch, a Reading farmer, will accompany the animals for most of their journey. The air voyage ends at Rotterdam where they will be transhipped to rail trucks. Next stop will be the Czech border, where Mr. Surch will leave the train. The animals' destination is Cop, just inside the Soviet border.
Before they were loaded aboard the plane, Russian specialists examined each animal to make sure it was up to standard.