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Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture - Beef
Wednesday, 6th May 2009
9pm to 10pm
Part 4 of 4
Documentary series about the history of 20th century farming in Britain looks at how two of our finest native breeds of cattle, Hereford and Aberdeen Angus, reigned supreme before the Second World War and helped earn Britain a reputation as the 'stockyard of the world'.
Then when the UK joined the EU that the big fat-arsed but tasteless European breeds started to dominate as they attracted a higher Brussels subsidy, and so on an economic front drove the British breeds backwards.
And then Mad Cow Disease hit. This turned out to be a godsend for the traditional British breeds, as the public became much more interested in where their beef came from. They discovered that the British breeds came from the fields and not, like the foreign breeds, from intensive farming. So in the end the future is looking rosy for at least one end of British farming - our national dish of beef.
=== File Information ===
File Name: Mud, Sweat and Tractors - s01e04 - Beef.avi
Duration: 00:59:00 (88,495 fr)
File Size: 465 MB (or 476,634 KB or 488,073,216 bytes) bytes
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