Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Science: Agriculture

Agricultural Sciences Series

This series not only underscores the importance of intelligent farming, while documenting significant advances made in agriculture; it also offers programs that underscore the importance of environmentally sound farming practices that are beneficial to all parts of our growing world. Series: 7 programs (15 to 60 minutes). Click for more

Merino Wool (From the Emmersons' Forest Range)

Merino Wool (From the Emmersons' Forest Range)

"Recommended. This program is engaging, well presented and illustrative of the appropriate use of high technology and ecological finesse in a specialized niche of agribusiness." -EMRO Review
The Merino sheep, which is prized for its wool, is the most economically influential breed of its kind in the world; super fine Merino wool is considered the finest and softest. This documentary introduces us to a single farm family in New Zealand who has forged a niche world market for their merino wool. By selectively breeding and computer tracking large numbers of merino sheep, they have achieved an ultra-fine wool fiber. This gives them a product that sells for as much as twenty times the average price of crossbred wool. This in turn provides them the capital to restore and improve their rangeland in the beautiful high country of the south island. It's entrepreneurial thinking such as seen here that helps farmers and ranchers remain economically sound. Produced by Maplewood Productions, Inc. 06/10DE JSCA 12 min.

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