Title Details

It's In Your Hands

Emphasises the necessity for hygiene on farms to produce top quality milk and cream for manufacturing purposes
Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : George D. Malcolm |
WS pan across dairy farm with green pastures behind wood post and rail fencing and mountains rising in distance to tractor parked near white farmhouse. MS to farmer looking towards paddocks. GS dairy workers making butter in large electric churn. Full screen graphs with pie charts relating to butter and cheese exports.
Access No. 146992 | 2 mins 11 secs | 1950s | NSW, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS pan of Commonwealth Produce Inspectors examining samples of butter in boxes waiting for export. MS inspectors testing and tasting butter samples on rods. CUs examples of packaged produce such as Bega cheddar cheese, Norco cheese and Seven Oaks cheese. MS of wooden crates of Norco butter being stamped after inspection with kangaroo stamp. GS of milk and cream being delivered in steel containers for testing and GS of two inspectors tasting samples from containers. MS technician doing microscopic examination and ECU of culture under microscope.
Access No. 146993 | 1 min 41 secs | 1950s | NSW, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS technician handling tubes of milk samples and VS of extreme example of a micro-organism in cream causing the cream to thicken and overflow from steel containers. GS pan across bacteria affected milk cans and CU inside can which has been ruined by scouring. WS pan across dairy farm to shed and yard and grazing cattle. Pan across fenced dairy yard. WS of another dairy with chickens roaming outside yard and pan of farmer shovelling muck from yard to cattle in timber pens. GS abandoned dairy of crumbling corrugated iron and timber. VS of first dairy with farmer hosing concrete yard, drainage and spray facilities in milking area. VS dairy farmer storing milking equipment
Access No. 146994 | 3 mins 19 secs | 1950s | NSW, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS farm worker filling pail from water tank and VS tank water being heated for cleaning dairy equipment. GS worker scrubbing milking equipment in pail of soapy water. GS dairy cattle walking through boggy yards to milking shed. VS dehorned cattle in yards. VS dairy farmer adding chlorine solution to bucket of water which is then used for cleaning milking equipment.
Access No. 146995 | 2 mins 4 secs | 1950s | NSW, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
GS dairy cattle entering concrete yard and GS dairy farmer washing his arms and hands then WS of him wiping down dirt from the flanks of cows in milking bays. CU to faces of cows in bays and GS of farmer washing cows' udders. CU of farmer manually squeezing foremilk from udders then examining it before applying teat cups to udders. VS electronic milking and removal of device. GS cream being separated from milk in long ribbed tray leading to pail and VS straining and other processes. VS of milking machinery being cleaned and packed away.
Access No. 146996 | 6 mins 49 secs | 1950s | NSW, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS then MS tilt down water cooling tower in paddock. WS man putting milk car into refrigerated storage. GS milk can being placed into water in base of storage box with temperature gauge on top. VS man watering charcoal cooler. WS cattle yards and GS cattle grazing in fields nearby. GS large red pick-up truck arriving to pick up milk cans. GS farmer removing wet sacks from cans before loading them onto back of lorry. WS calf feeding from cow in field. WS cattle feeding from field of weeds and GS two men squatting down inspecting weeds. CU weeds. WS cattle grazing.
Access No. 146997 | 3 mins 2 secs | 1950s | NSW, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS farmer in cattle yard digging out manure and dumping outside of yards. GS farmer shooing chickens away from around milk pail and emptying liquid into it to overflowing. Good WS pan across lush fields to trees and distant mountains. WS dairy farm looking towards mountains and pan to two farmers walking away from camera.
Access No. 146998 | 1 min 18 secs | 1950s | NSW, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |