Film: 1625

Farming + Rural Life | 1930 | Silent | B/W


Sheep farming in the 1930s. Amateur home movie.
shearing and dipping for the wool industry

Camera slowly pans across to show path sheep have to go through for dipping. Dipping sheep using a paddle to ensure their heads are pushed under in the dipping bath, the man doing this is smoking. There's a bit of a bottleneck at the exit as sheep don't know where to go. Two more men push the sheep up the ramp. Closer views of sheep in the dip before getting out up the steps. The "dip" is a liquid formula that is used to protect sheep from external parasites like ticks. This goes on for a while. Two women are seen watching.
Sheep in pens being sorted.
Sheering Shed and men shearing by machine. Fleeces being rolled. Fleeces are then put in a type of hopper and then into a press to form a bale.
The shorn sheep are let out into the field.
Sheep being marked in pen. Sheep being given a tablet or bolus.
More shearing scenes. Men and a woman grading the fleeces.

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