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Item Description 

Agriculture Means Industry

Creator 

Produced by Crawley Films Canada for the Manitoba Department of Industry and Commerce

Date 

1955

Fonds/Series Title 

Films promoting tourism and industry

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Notes 

The film was produced as a result of the success of "Look to the Centre." According to the Department's Annual Report, "the film depicts Manitoba agriculture both as a source of raw materials on which many important Manitoba industries are based and as a market for manufactured products ranging from feed concentrates to agricultural implements." See Department of Industry and Commerce Annual Report, 1956

The film shows various Manitoba industries which are based on agriculture including: vegetable and meat processing, sugar refining, farm machinery and farm chemicals.

Much of the footage used in this film was also used in "Manitoba Industrial Breakthrough," "Manitoba" and "Look to the Centre."

Government Schedule No. 

A 0237

Accession No. 

GR8398


Location and Ordering Information

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Location Code 

V31

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Original Format 

1 film: acetate, optical sound, release print

Colour 

Colour

Size 

16 mm

Time 

15 min., 22 sec.

Former Codes 

AV B 35

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Item Details 

IdentifierContent

00:00

men working in flourmills; flour bags marked for international destinations (Caracas, Tangera, London)

00:11

canned vegetables on conveyor in factory

00:19

packages of Cream of Wheat being processed

00:23

man marking sides of beef in meat packing plant

00:27

dairy products being processed and packages; narrator: "These are only some of the agricultural products processed in Manitoba"

00:40

titles: "The Manitoba Department of Industry and Commerce presents Agriculture Means Industry produced by Crawley Films Canada"

01:02

titles: "Agriculture's the single most important segment of the economy of Western Canada. It provides raw material for manufacturing industries, as well as a large market for goods and services." "Soil and climate conditions, central location, relatively low production costs, coupled with industrial development and population growth, offer Manitoba's agricultural industry many opportunities for expansion that will result in a corresponding increase in the agrilcultural processing industries. This film portrays the diversified nature of Manitoba's agrilcultural industry. It also shows the many opportunities that the Province offers to industrialists and inventors seeking new fields of enterprises based on the requirements of farmers in Western Canada or the agrifultural raw materials available in the region."

02:00

map of Western Canada showing farmland region stretching from the Canadian Shield to the Rockies

02:14

fields with waiving grain (oats, flax, barley and wheat)

02:26

field of golden wheat grain elevator in background

02:34

herd of cattle walking across green pasture

02:39

herd of cattle being fed by farmer with barn in background

02:46

herd of cattle walking over pasture towards watering hole

02:52

various examples of farm machinery: tractor, with [cultivator], combines, tiller, swather

03:26

tractor with front attachment for lifting and stacking (?) hay

03:30

hay being stacked on large piles

03:35

graphics showing train going across Prairie Provinces: narrator: "Manitoba - midway between the producing west and the consuming east"

04:03

view of freight yards: Winnipeg Symington yards

04:09

part of Churchill

04:15

close-up of Canadian Pacific train; man getting off slow-moving train at the rail yards

04:21

shots of flour mill machinery in operation

04:41

cream of wheat boxes travelling through packing units

04:48

exterior shots of malting plant

05:01

Swift Moat packing plant

05:06

wieners travelling through packaging rack

09:13

field of sunflower

09:25

grain pouring from auger into truck

09:30

corn being turned in processing machinery

09:33

herd of cattle

09:35

shots of turkeys

09:52

view of candy manufactured in factory

10:08

view of groceries and cash register with cashier tallying up groceries

10:39

farmers pouring fertilizer into machinery

11:01

machinery for treating seeds with fungicide (in operation)

11:12

man spraying plants with insecticide

11:16

man spraying cattle with pesticide

11:25

man preparing needle for injection into cow

11:30

man pouring feed for cattle

11:38

turkeys eating feed

11:41

pigs eating feed, farmer pouring feed into feeder; pan of sack full of feed on back of truck

11:52

airplane spraying herbicide on field

11:58

view of fields from airplane

12:06

plane landing in farmyard

05:10

lard being poured by machine into cartons and moving on conveyor belt

05:14

man carving up side of beef

05:21

man working in lab, checking dairy products

05:30

man working on large round of cheese

05:35

large butter churner

05:48

view of workers packaging butter in assembly line production

05:58

pan production of farmyard

06:26

view of barn roof

06:32

row of granaries

06:37

poultry house, chicken feeding at dug out

06:51

poultry processing plant

06:57

men taking crates of chickens off truck

07:02

crates of eggs being put ontp conveyor and packed onto truck

07:14

farmer walking through cornfield and checking cobs

07:33

girl picking pease from garden

07:38

tomatoes being picked and put in basket

07:41

cobs of corn travelling up conveyor into canning factory

07:49

shots of vegetable canning process

08:04

driving over field with tractor spraying field

08:23

view of sugar beet crop; men working in field

08:37

sugar beets being transferred to mound by crane

08:51

view of sugar refinery in Winnipeg

08:58

Co-op vegetable oil refinery

12:15

view of farmyard and two small vehicles being driven across yard to meet plane

12:33

view of various types of machinery with swather, being driven out of factory

12:38

grain loader

12:41

grain separator

12:47

water heaters

12:52

rotary harrow

13:04

graphics and map of three Prairie Provinces with factory train agricultural products, raw materials, chemicals, and farm machinery of Manitoba section

13:41

aerial view of farmlands

13:59

aerial view of traffic on Portage and Main

14:04

view of downtown, traffic and 7-Up truck

14:10

view of city park

14:15

residential street

14:17

downtown street in unidentified town

14:23

view unidentified of town, with green hills behind it

14:30

aerial view of farmlands, yards, narrator: "Manitoba is more than just an agricultural province, for in Manitoba, 'Agriculture means Industry'"

14:49

end credits, "If you are interested in availing yourself of Manitoba's industrial opportunities, you can obtain complete information concerning markets, material, and locations affecting your particular interest by contacting ...The Manitoba Department of Industry and Commerce Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, production Crawley Film Canada"

15:22

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