OATS FOR THE FARM

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Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Environment, the

Genres:

  • Educational

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: OATS FOR THE FARM

Reference number: 3891

Date: 1938

Sponsor: [ Scottish Central Film Library, BFI, Scottish Film Council?]

Production company: G.B. Instructional

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.15 mins

Description: Brief study of the farming processes involved in the growth of oats. The uses of straw and the second crop for seed and winter food are shown.

Teaching notes.

Credits: ed. Edith White

Shotlist: Opening credits (0.18) The plough makes a furrow. (0.20) Gvs man with horse-drawn plough making a furrow in the field (0.41) The harrow breaks the earth. (0.46) Gvs horse-drawn harrow at work (1.00) The drill sows the seed. (1.05) Horse-drawn "drill" machine sowing the seed (1.27) The rain moistens the earth. (1.31) gvs same (1.50) The sun makes the seed grow. (1.55) gvs sun shining on farmland (4.03) The oats grow tall and ripe. (4.08) c/u oats; ls man cutting oats with a scythe (2.15) Men cut a path for the reaper. (2.20) Shot of man working with scythe in oat field then shot of horse-drawn reaper at work (2.59) The reaper throws out sheaves. (3.14) Shot of reaper throwing out sheaves of oat plants (3.14) Ready for stooking. (3.19) Men and boy arranging sheaves into bundles (3.46) After a few days the oats are carted. (3.52) Shots of sheaf bundles being pitched onto a wooden horse-drawn cart, these cart loads are transported from the field and put into large stacks by the farm buildings (4.29) Later in the year the oats are threshed. (4.36) Brief m/s men working at the threshing contraption (powered by a tractor engine) (4.41) The stalks are made into straw stacks. (4.48) Gvs same (5.02) The grain falls into sacks. (5.06) Brief m/s at threshing machine illustrating this (5.12) We now have more oats for sowing. (7.18) Shot of the "drill" sowing machine at work followed by shots of livestock feeding on oats, intertitles describing this (6.12) ecs (6.15)