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Forty Minutes


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... of documentary Animal Antiques
Where have all the farm animals gone? Are there no cows left that are not the monochrome Freisian? What happened to the Longhorn, the all-purpose cow, which could plough as well as provide milk, the Gloucester Old Spot, the cottager's pig, that lived off scraps in the orchard, and the small compact Shetland sheep, that eats little and is good for crossing? They exist, thanks to a few farmers and small holders, whose dedication goes beyond simple nostalgia. For who can say that in the genes of rare breeds there may not lie a hidden potency - some immunity to disease perhaps, or a multi-purpose function that husbandry in years to come may need? Film editor DAVID THOMAS
Executive producer ROGER MILLS Producer JOHN PERCIVAL


Editor: David Thomas
Producer: John Percival

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