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   Confusion Marks
   
   TR MAFF PH6/29
    Museum of English Rural Life (MERL)
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   1958
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   Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
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   Ward and Chowen, Auctioneers, Tavistock, Devon George and Cyril Abel, Goldsworthy Farm, Peter Tavy, Devon Mr W H Bellamy, Churchtown Farm, Peter Tavy, Devon Film illustrates loss of money to fatstock producer by confusion marks on animals Graphic of money disappearing surrounded by animal ears. Scene of Tavistock Cattle Market dealing with the sale of fat cattle, lambs and sheep, pigs and store cattle. Scenes of road in village with traffic and a livestock lorry going to the market. Scene of sheep and cattle being unloaded at the market. Cows being graded. The animal won't be accepted? [into the market?] if the Ministry [Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food] mark is obscured by confusion marks. Scenes of temporary acceptance marks being applied to a cow. Pens of sheep being graded with owners and onlookers surrounding. Accepted sheep have paint marks on them, sheep in next pen are rejected and have different paint marks applied. Close ups of confusion marks. Scenes of ministry mark being applied to a cow's ear. Scenes and diagrams of marks applied to the left ear of homebred cattle and the right ear of pigs and homebred sheep. Diagrams of confusion marks. These can lead to rejection as may have been previously certified. Examples of typical confusion marks. Pens of sheep and onlookers again. Scene of a sheep having a flock mark made badly. Shot of cows ear with a large hole in it. Shot of sheep's ear with a mark made by a proper tool. Scene of a flock of sheep in a field with a shepherd. Scene of sheep catching sheep and showing ear. Scene of cattle on a hill farm, and sheep. Close up of tools to create private ear marks. Scene of a flock of sheep. Close ups of non-confusion ear marks. Scene of cattle marking. Scenes of ideal instruments. Scenes of the market, farmers and penned animals. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fatstock Marketing Division
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