• Short Summary

    CHOICE CHAROLLAIS BULLS FROM CENTRAL FRANCE ARRIVED BY AIR IN THE U.K. NOV 8 TO?

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    CHOICE CHAROLLAIS BULLS FROM CENTRAL FRANCE ARRIVED BY AIR IN THE U.K. NOV 8 TO HELP BRITAIN'S BEEF SUPPLIES.

    AT NORTHOLT AIRPORT ON ARRIVAL THE FIRST BATCH OF 16 HAD TO UNDERGO STRICT HEALTH PRECAUTIONS - THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO TOUGH BRITISH SOIL AND THEIR HANDLERS HAD TO DIP THEIR BOOTS INTO DISINFECTANT BEFORE ENTERING THE AIRCRAFT AND UNLOADING THE BULLS DIRECTLY ONTO A CATTLE TRUCK.

    CHAROLLAIS BULLS ARE NOTED FOR THEIR MASSIVE HINDQUARTERS AND HAVE A REPUTATION IN FRANCE FOR PRODUCING LEAN MEAT. CONTROVERSY EXISTS AMONG SOME U.K. BREEDERS ON THE BULLS ' VALUE FOR CROSS-BREEDING THEM WITH U.K. STOCK BUT THE VENTURE HAS THE BACKING OF THE U.K. AGRICULTURE MINISTRY.

    THESE BULLS - AND ANOTHER 16 DUE TO ARRIVE IN THE U.K. NOV 9 - WILL GO AFTER A PERIOD OF QUARANTINE TO EXPERIMENTAL BREEDING FARMS RUN BY THE MINISTRY AND DAIRY CATTLE BREEDERS.

    THE BULK OF BEEF PRODUCED IN THE U.K. IS A BY-PRODUCT OF BRITISH DAIRY HERDS. RESULTS OF THE CROSS BREEDING EXPERIMENT WITH NATIVE BREEDS, INCLUDING HEREFORDS AND AYRSHIRES, WILL NOT BE KNOW FOR MANY MONTHS. BUT BY THE END OF 1963 IT IS POSSIBLE THAT OVER 100,000 CROSS BRED CHAROLLAIS WILL BE BORN IN THIS COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADXCOL2HVPKAALNTH7GCU2FUTC
    Media URN:
    VLVADXCOL2HVPKAALNTH7GCU2FUTC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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