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   Making Grass Silage
   
   TR MAFF PH6/46
    Museum of English Rural Life (MERL)
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   1943
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   Ministry of Information; Ministry of Agriculture
   Realist Film Unit
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   Film shows how to make good silage using different sorts of silos and clamps Man on trailer pulled by a horse in a field forking silage out to cattle. Shows grass from which silage is cut at 8-10" high. Tractor cutting silage with a cut lift. Lifts silage into the trailer, where a woman [Women's Land Army?] is forking the grass to the back of the trailer. Full tractor and trailer into farmyard. Tractor with mower cutting silage. Man sits on the mower. Men then load cut silage onto trailer, woman is driving the tractor and another is on trailer forking silage into position. Men mowing edges of field containing nettles and weeds. Weeds loaded on trailer for bottom layer of silo or clamp. Silos shown: sisal, craft, wooden, concrete and corrugated iron. Nettles are thrown into a concrete silo where women with forks put them into place. First layer of grass is then added. Clamp silo is shown, tractor and trailer drive into clamp and unloaded by a men and woman. Fordson tractor drives over it and people tread the sides down. The molasses mixture is prepared, a man takes 1/3 of a bucket of molasses is taken from a drum and poured into a scuttle, then adds 2/3 of a bucket of water and mixes it with a shovel. Mixture then poured into watering can and applied to the clamp. Another watering can is handed into concrete silo and mixture applied whilst silage trampled. Thermometer inserted. The next day a woman checks the thermometer in the silo and a man puts his hand in the clamp to gauge temperature. The Clamp is finished by a layer of weeds and poor quality grass, straw and then earth, spread over by two men. The silo has the final layer added and is trampled down. Concrete slabs are placed over the top of the silo which is finished by thatching. Man is digging finished silage with a hay knife and forking it onto a waiting horse and cart. Close up of good silage. Horse and cart go into a field, cows follow and are seen eating the silage. Ministry of Information for the Ministry of Agriculture Director Margaret S Thompson [1910-2005] Camera A E Jeakins Commentary J B Holmes A Realist film unit production
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Languages: English

 

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Geofocus: England
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Country of production: England

 

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Making Grass Silage
Contributor: Holmes J B
Function: Commentery
Making Grass Silage
Contributor: Jeakins A E
Function: Camera
Making Grass Silage
Contributor: Thompson Margaret S
Function: Director

 

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Category: Commissioned film

 

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Making Grass Silage
Performance: Meetings of organisations and institutions

 

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