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Export Steers

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311 (35mm); 280 (28mm); 148 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, 28mm, 35mm.
"Film about several car lots of Kansas steers compared with the Ontario steers at the Union Stock Yards in Toronto in 1921. It shows why the Kansas steers brought a higher price. The cost of transporting steers by train was $7.68 per cwt. The footage shows: long view of steers being exported by the car load and steers being herded along the loading chute as owners watch from close by. Extreme close-up of cattle moving along the loading chute and heading towards camera. Extreme close-up of cattle being herded and then coming to a stop. Close-up of cattle coming out of pens into a yard. Extreme close-up of two cows from carload No. 6, facing the camera. Extreme close-up of cows from Car lot No. 5 awaiting loading. The market price for Ontario grown butchered steers is $9.50, which is 60 cents below top market price. A medium shot shows more steers being herded along the platform."