Draught horses in modern agriculture

Draught horses
Working draught horses

While working in Tasmania for the Rural Department, One of our commitments was a 15 minute radio documentary each Friday.

Normally interviews mixed with voice-overs and actuality, their production was sometimes the last thing anyone wanted to do on a Friday, but at a time of 2 to 5 minute interviews I found it a pleasure to have a time frame to get my teeth into.

This particular Friday Journal came about when I met Warren Purton, a Northern Tasmanian farmer who was still using draught horses to do some of the jobs more recently managed by tractors.

Talent: Warren Purton
To air: Friday Journal, 23 May 1984, duration: 14:03

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