• Short Summary

    Goats being milked and live yoghurt being made at a farm in Stretton-on-Dunsmore.

  • Description

    M/S of a herd of goats being rounded up by a man in a goat farm field in Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire. M/S of some goats eating out of buckets and being milked at the same time (how intrusive!) in a farmyard; a man in a suit, Gilbert Harris, comes round the corner of some buildings, leading a goat in each hand; a farmhand follows with another goat that starts to eat as he milks it. M/S of the goats being milked; one of them leaps out of shot as a milker tries to stop it. C/U of a woman milker in a headscarf; a goat eating from a bucket, then sniffing his milker.

    Commentator explains the present herd at this goat farm "resulted from crossing an Old English billy with a Welsh Hill nanny and adding a strain of Swiss Toggenberg". M/S and C/Us of a goat being milked; we are told each one produces a gallon of milk a day. Nice C/U of the goat baa-ing (or whatever it is goats do) - natural sound. M/S and C/U of Gilbert posing for the camera with two goats, another nice 'baa-ing' shot. C/U of a spaniel dog lying down and looking round.

    Gilbert walks past a haystack with a small group of goats; M/S of some goats looking out of what seems to be a scrap tractor, filled with straw; perhaps it is their climbing frame. M/S of women in a dairy; one is pouring live goat's yoghurt into jars. Commentator explains how this is made (pronouncing it "yog-hort"); C/U of the jars (spelling on the jars is 'yoghourt') as the lids are put on. We are told that the yoghurt is beneficial in many types of sickness - particularly when people are allergic to cow's milk.

    M/S of a crate of yoghurt jars is put onto a truck while Gilbert makes notes and various goats watch. Very cute M/S and C/Us of five one-day-old baby goats being fed with bottles by Mrs Harris.

    Note: on file are news articles about the health benefits of 'yoghourt' (one is by Gilbert Harris; his company was called 'Khormaksar Health Dairies and Laboratories), plus articles on the success of the goat farm.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:20:00 / 01:34:45:00
    CP 071

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