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    Fabulous big pigs are seen on a free-range farm.

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    Intertitle talks of "home bred" pigs which are "helping to reduce that 90 million pounds we yearly pay the foreigner for pork products."

    M/S of pigs being herded towards the camera. They are helped along by a whack with a big stick. Father pig is shown - he apparently has 70 wives and 3,000 children. Big close up of the pig and the big stick used to encourage it to pose. the name "Willson's Canadian Pig Powder" is just legible on the stick - presumably a feed or medicine for pigs! The pig is given something to eat by hand. The pig has a big chew. Pedigree "Middle-whites" are shown. They are very docile pigs - this is proven by sitting a young girl on the back of one of these huge pigs. The pig walks along with the girl riding on its back. Nash Farm in Keston is featured.

    Tiny piglets emerge from a barn prodded with the stick. We then see some slightly older pigs eating from a trough. Intertitle reads: "On this scientific farm they can produce of pork at a cost of 6d." C/U of a pig with its head in a bucket of food. C/U of the pigs head as it eats. C/U of a couple of pigs lying in straw where a little puppy runs over their backs. C/U of pig lying on straw whilst someone strokes its stomach. This is obviously an early "free-range" farm as intertitle reads: "And now back they go to the woods, for there are no styes here... all the pigs live out in the open." M/S of pigs being let through a gate.

    Was Pathe Pictorial item.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:43:00 / 01:42:34:00
    EP 080

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