Vintage Chicken and Poultry Films

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Vintage Chicken and Poultry Films. 1935–60. Quality Information Publishers, 2007. DVD.

Description: This DVD compilation features vintage films from 1937 to 1960 showing a favorite meat from the viewpoint of scientific agriculture.

  1. The Chicken of Tomorrow (17 minutes, 1948). This film is a prelude to genetic modification of food and shows the early stages of modern scientific agriculture. According to the narrative, poultry was the third largest "crop" in the United States at the time.
  2. Poultry on the Farm (24 minutes, 1952). Turkey, chickens, geese, ducks, and other poultry are discussed at length, including footage of incubation machinery and embryo hatchings.
  3. Protecting Poultry Profits (12 minutes, 1950s). This film shows footage of sick chickens, including necropsies. It illustrates how chicken diseases can wipe out chicken farms and lead to fewer profits. It also shows how to treat sick chickens.
  4. Carving Magic (21 minutes, 1960). This color film shows how to properly cut almost any type of meat using the correct knives and utensils. Turkey, steaks, chicken, lamb, and more are shown.

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