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Bluebloods from Canada

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Alternate Titles: 
Blue Bloods from Canada
Alternate title
Purs sangs du Canada
French version
Production Years: 
1946 to 1948


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Length (feet): 
943 (16mm)
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University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta: 16mm.
"Shows Canadian livestock and its selective breeding to produce high quality strains."
From the Catalogue of 16mm Educational Motion Pictures. Published by Educational Media Division, Department of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1967.

Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"As introduction to the film, scenes of Canada are shown, the state of Canadian industry is depicted, and agricultural technology and techniques are surveyed. The film then moves to its main subject matter: new methods of raising and caring for livestock."


Film News (October 1948): 24.
"Canada's agricultural industry -- especially its export phase -- is the topic of BLUE BLOODS FROM CANADA. The main theme is the breeding of domestic animals along scientific lines. It will be released in 16mm color -- with sound tracks in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, to Canadian Trade Commissioners in 38 countries by Associated Screen News, Ltd., 2000 Northcliffe Ave., Montreal, Quebec."

Online database (National Film Board of Canada).
"Canadian livestock production on which much of Canada's wealth and prestige among nations depends is reviewed. Then, from a panorama of Canada showing railway traffic, river log booms, and orchards, the film turns to agricultural methods, particularly the breeding of superior strains of livestock. The influence of federal and provincial Departments of Agriculture and producers' testing and recording establishments is shown."
"On présente la façon dont est pratiquée la sélection du bétail pour la production d'animaux de race supérieure. Sur les ranches, dans l'élevage du boeuf, du porc et du mouton, les meilleurs sujets sont accouplés pour obtenir des descendants dotés des caractéristiques désirées."