Photostory #32: Port Williams, Nova Scotia: Chicken Farm Goes Modern

Photographers
Chris Lund
Maker
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
November 1, 1955
Collection
CMCP fonds
Credit Line

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Main Text

Up-to-the-minute -- from a feed conveyor belt to electronically controlled 'sunlight' -- plus production line efficiency have revolutionized the age-old business of poultry raising on the Cyrus and Manning Ells ranch at Port Williams, Nova Scotia. One of the largest enterprises of its kind in Canada, it includes nine farms; employs fifty workers. Shown feeding from a grain conveyor belt in the modern glassed 'Roundhouse' are a few of the 14,000 leghorns. Grain is poured from a central hopper; moves down horseshoe shaped trough.