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Title: CITY’S FARMS, the

Reference number: 1348

Date: 1940

Sponsor: Glasgow Corporation Public Health Department

Production company: Campbell Harper Films Ltd.

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.06 mins

Description: How cows are hygienically cared for before and after milking at farms owned by Glasgow Corporation and how their pasteurised milk is a "safe" supply for hospitals and sanatoria.

Part of hire stock of former Public Health Dept of Glasgow Corporation

Shotlist: Credits (0.15); Glasgow Corporation own and control some of the largest and most modern dairy farms in the country, for the purpose of ensuring a "safe" milk supply for hospitals and sanatoria. General views horse-drawn harvesting and threshing machines in field. Man builds stooks. (1.14); Workers build haystacks (1.56); Modern farming methods are used throughout, including the silage system. Horse-drawn scything machine in field of green leaves (2.25); Men load cut crop into horse and cart. Tractor takes cart load top silo where it is fed in by conveyor (3.03); Of the seven farms, five are devoted to milk production. The Annual Yield- Steadily rising - is now over 305, 000 Gallons shots of the "Tuberculin tested" milk herds; shots of horned dairy cows grazing (3.56); And being herded along lane (4.16); Exterior of farmhouse as cows are herded into yard (4.33); A vitally important factor is the periodic examination of all cows by Government Inspectors for the possible presence of bovine tuberculosis. Shots inside byre as tests are carried out on cows and calves (6.06); Scientific feeding is an important factor in a rich milk yield. Certain ingredients such as soya, china bean... Sacks of food delivered to farm (6.48); Preparing the mash. Men shovel the meal into container (7.13); From the moment the calves are weaned the mash is under strict control. Calves in pens being fed (7.49); Hygienic housing conditions an important factor. Man scrubbing down the byre (8.14); It is essential that all utensils and milking equipment be washed and sterilised. Women operating machinery to wash pails, etc. (9.13); Every protection is taken to safeguard the milk from chance infection. Men dress in overalls, shave cows' tails and udders, brush their coats and wash their tails (10.39); Milking machines operate by means of intermittent suction. General views of milking (11.30); The fresh milk is immediately cooled by passing it through a cooling system. Woman empties urns into tank which pass through a large flat unit connected to a refrigerator; c/u cooled milk emptying into churns; c/u methyl chloride refrigeration gauge (12.14); Safe in sterilised churns the milk from each farm is immediately sent to the allocated institutions. Man loads churns onto lorry (12.40); Rolling caption on achievements of the Health Committee (13.11); The End (13.19)