The Reiff Company is one of the best known agricultural contractors in Europe. This family-run company has grown considerably in the last few years. With a modern vehicle fleet of more than 50 tractors, forage harvesters, combine harvesters, construction vehicles and many specialist machines the Reiff team set themselves new challenges every day. This documentary by the well-known film-makers Tammo and Jörn Gläser accompanies the agricultural contractor throughout an entire season with a large number of customer orders and shows the machines at work from a wealth of different angles. A narrator comments on the essential information about the machines and explains what it takes today to be a successful agricultural contractor. Experience modern agriculture and agricultural engineering from the viewpoint of the Reiff agricultural contracting company.
The two independent film-makers, Jörn and Tammo Gläser have already travelled with their cameras on five continents for their agricultural reports. In this film project they are devoting themselves to agriculture in South America. The story starts with a visit to the harvest in the federal state of Mato Grosso in Brazil. The farms here produce grain maize and soya beans for the world market. Dozens of agricultural machines from various manufacturers are shown working in the fields. Many farms are several tens of thousands of hectares in size. Brazil is also the world's largest producer of sugar. This film also shows the harvesting and transport work in the federal state of São Paulo. In Argentina the film-makers have accompanied farmers and agricultural contractors in the rice and maize harvest and have also concentrated on cattle rearing. Impressive aerial shots show agricultural machines and pampas regions from the sky. The Central Valley in Chile lies between the Andes and the Pacific. It is one of the most productive arable regions in the world. This documentary report takes you to the wine and tomato harvests and shows how European agricultural technology is used on the other side of the world. Join us on an exciting film journey through outlying farming regions in South America, which you would never see as a tourist.
Agricultural contractors work with modern tractors, combine harvesters and forage harvesters under contract to agricultural businesses. This agricultural engineering DVD introduces five agricultural contractors on three continents. The film-makers, Jörn and Tammo Gläser have taken their cameras to Australia, Denmark, Northern Ireland and Germany to watch agricultural contractors going about their day-to-day work. The operational areas for the farm machines differ greatly from place to place. This documentary shows exciting shots of machinery in operation harvesting maize and grass and explains how special machinery is used in the sugar cane harvest in Australia or in forestry work in Denmark. Tammo and Jörn Gläser have accompanied both well-known and less well-known agricultural contractors at their work.
The two documentaries Harvest time in Canada take you on an exciting journey through the important agricultural regions of the four Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Québec. Experience the grain harvest with modern combine columns on large farms in the breadbasket of Canada, and the forage harvest in the east of the country. You can expect fields reaching beyond the horizon and agricultural machines that are difficult to find even in North America. Impressive aerial pictures also show highlights of the scenery. Elaborately researched narrator text and fade-in maps deliver a lot of information for every viewer expectation. EAN 4260205410776
In late spring, forage harvest begins in the east of Canada in the provinces of Ontario and Québec. The film-makers Jörn and Tammo Gläser and their cameras accompanied dairy farms and contractors during their work and collected impressions typical for the area. A multitude of modern forage harvesters, tractors, balers and manure technology is seen at work on the fields. A narrator explains interesting details about the agricultural machinery and local agriculture. Arial takes of all machinery in use and of the Canadian landscape round off this unique documentation with its impressive images.
Throughout their more than 15 years of camera history, the film-makers Jörn and Tammo Gläser have visited many exciting agricultural nations. In this first part of the new story from Canada, the brothers show the grain harvest performed by large farms in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Among others, there are modern large tractors with lots of PS by John Deere, Case IH and Challenger. Some of the highlights of this agriculture technology DVD are North Americas large grain carts, seeders and straw harrows. A narrator leads you through the film.
This three-part video series takes you to the major agricultural regions in southern Russia, Siberia and the chernozemic soil regions in the world’s largest country. The two filmmakers Jörn and Tammo Gläser have long been renowned for their exciting, independent video documentations on agriculture and agricultural technology all over the world. For this documentary, they travelled thousands of kilometres across Russia’s rural regions between St Petersburg, Krasnodar and Novosibirsk. They visited some of Russia’s largest agricultural businesses and documented vast fields and dozens of agricultural machines in action during spring sowing and the cereal and sugar beet harvest, presenting viewers with an exciting range of camera angles and aerial shots. An extensively researched voiceover provides agricultural background and interesting information on old Soviet technology by Kirovets and Kharkiv as well as modern, high-powered agricultural giants such as John Deere and Case IH. Rare footage was shot on dairy farms, in sugar factories, grain stores and the Kirovets and Rostselmash agricultural machinery factories.
France is one of Europe’s largest agricultural nations. Its agricultural production is highly varied, ranging from wheat to wine, from rice to sugar beets. The two film-makers Jörn and Tammo Gläser have visited the country’s most interesting regions with their cameras at various times of year and in this three-part DVD series they present cutting-edge agricultural machinery set off against impressive landscapes. In each 90-minute film, a speaker shares useful information on agricultural production, agricultural farm machinery and the country’s typical features. In the three short specials, they also take the films to Belgium and the French-speaking province of Quebec in Canada. Agriculture in France is an entertaining and diverse series of films for people of all ages interested in agriculture.
Part 1 of the documentary film series, Agriculture in South America is shot in Brazil. On their visit to the harvest in the federal state of Mato Grosso the film-makers, Jörn and Tammo Gläser show you how soya and grain maize are sown and harvested on mega farms. As well as machines from many well-known agricultural machine manufacturers, a large number of Brazilian manufacturers' machines have been filmed. A highlight of this film must assuredly be the sugar cane harvest and the visit to the second largest sugar cane producer in the world. As usual, a narrator explains the interesting details about the farms, the arable land and or course, the agricultural machines. EAN-Nummer: 4260205410875
Part 2 of the documentary film series, Agriculture in South America is shot in Argentina. The film-makers, Jörn and Tammo Gläser travelled a total of 5,500 kilometres and accompanied farmers and agricultural contractors with their cameras. The rice and maize harvests in various regions are shown. A day's shooting with the largest agricultural contractor in Argentina is included. Local agricultural machines, which can only be found in South America, are often used here. In addition, the film-makers visited cattle breeders, who breed ten thousand head of cattle in the expanses of the pampas of northern Argentina.
Part 3 of the documentary film series, Agriculture in South America is shot in Chile. The Central Valley in Chile lies between the Andes and the Pacific. It is one of the most productive arable regions in the world. This documentary report takes you to the wine and tomato harvests and shows how European agricultural technology is used on the other side of the world. To make this documentary the film-makers, Jörn and Tammo Gläser visited numerous large and small agricultural businesses in different regions of Chile. They also show you dozens of agricultural machines during the potato and maize harvest, often framed by the impressive panorama of the Andes or the spectacular volcanoes.
The third part of this film series shows a wide range of cutting-edge agricultural machinery at work in the field. This DVD features highly varied content, from giant field machinery preparing the soil to the wine harvest near to Bordeaux. The film-makers also visited a historical maize harvest festival and show in a special report how harvesting machines are used to harvest beans in Belgium.
Russia has been the world’s largest sugar beet producer for several years. But how is this crop harvested in the country’s fertile chernozemic soil regions, and what agricultural machinery is used during the harvest? This film documents the harvest and logistics at a range of agricultural businesses of various sizes and even includes footage shot inside a sugar factory. The documentary additionally shows the sunflower harvest and a large number of tractors during soil cultivation and winter cereal sowing works. A special highlight are insights into the production of tractors at the famous Kirovets factory in St Petersburg.
Russia is one of the world’s largest agricultural nations. But how do agricultural businesses work in this country, and what agricultural machinery do they use? For this documentary, the filmmakers travelled to Russia’s granary in the country’s south during the harvest season and accompanied farmers and contractors to their work in the fields. Their footage shows high-horsepower tractors from Russian manufacturers and all of the popular Western agricultural giants. A special highlight are insights into the production of combine harvesters at the factory of Rostselmash, Russia’s largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery.
The first film in this three-part documentary takes you on an exciting trip to Siberia. The filmmakers visited the fields of many agricultural businesses between Novosibirsk and Barnaul during the spring season, when hundreds of hectares of arable land need to be sown in difficult weather conditions. The film shows agricultural machinery from Russian manufacturers as well as modern high-horsepower tractors from John Deere, Case IH and Versatile. Fascinating aerial shots give an impression of the vast Siberian landscape. Find out more about the agriculture and agricultural technology in the world’s largest country.
This second part begins with the cereal harvest and a visit to a large fodder drying company in Brittany, in the very north-west of France. The film shows a wide range of agricultural machines working in the field and takes you on a trip to other regions of France. One of the highlights is the wheat harvest with one of the world’s largest combine harvesters in front of the vineyards of Champagne, in addition to a visit to a dairy farm in the French-speaking province of Quebec in Canada.
Cette première partie débute au printemps par les labours et les semis. Les cinéastes ont filmé, parfois du ciel, les nombreuses machines agricoles mises à contribution à cette occasion. Découvrez les dessous de la culture de la luzerne ou suivez un exploitant tout au long de la récolte des pois fourragers. Une armada moderne de machines agricole dans des paysages somptueux, un spectacle hors du commun!
Filmmakers Jörn and Tammo Gläser have travelled to different regions of the continent down under several times as part of their documentary series ‘Agriculture in Australia’. This three-part film series looks at a variety of agricultural machines made by different manufacturers as they are put to work over the different seasons and from Western Australia to the island of Tasmania. In addition to the grain harvest, they also captured rare footage of the sugar, olive and cotton harvests. The incredible high point of the tour is seeing the world's largest drill, with a working width of 65 metres. The story is rounded out by beautiful views of the scenery and plenty of footage from along the tour of more than ten thousand kilometres. A speaker narrates throughout with extensively researched information.
With a working width of 65 metres, one of the largest agricultural producers in Australia uses the world’s widest drill. For brothers Jörn and Tammo Gläser, this is one of the highlights of the third part of this agricultural documentary on Australia. Other rare footage includes shots of different pieces of machinery in action in the sugar cane harvest in Queensland, and a visit to a vegetable farm on the island of Tasmania. In the third part of this documentary series, you will get to see agricultural machinery used in interesting and exciting ways in a varied landscape. A narrator guides you through the film.
In eastern Australia, farmers of some of the largest farms in the southern hemisphere work several thousands of hectares of farmland. High-hp tractors from John Deere, Case IH and New Holland are used here. However, Australia is also known for its variety in agricultural production. Brothers Jörn and Tammo Gläser show you the cotton harvest, using the latest self-propelled John Deere machinery, as well as rare shots of the olive harvest in the state of Victoria. A narrator guides you through the film.
Filmmakers Jörn and Tammo Gläser begin their journey of agricultural discovery in the city of Perth, in the state of Western Australia. The first stop is the two sites owned by Glenvar Farms, where the family harvests its grain and compresses the straw with the combine harvester in one passing. Along their 4500-kilometer route, the brothers then visit other large grain farms that are using modern combine harvesters and large tractors. The variety of the Australian landscape is also showcased along the way. You can find the “making-of” for the three-part film on this Australian expedition under Extras on the DVD. A narrator guides you through the film.
Accompany the Reiff contractor team from Troisvierges in Luxembourg through the whole year in their work along the borders of Belgium, Germany and France. See the exciting and rarely seen machinery on the fields and get to know the Reiff family and their workers. The year begins with the first municipal work and winter road clearance. In spring, grass silage will start soon in addition to cultivating the soil, fertilising and sowing seed. In the warm summer months the cereals are harvested with numerous combine harvesters. Harvesting maize in the autumn is one of the most stressful tasks of the year. A narrator guides you through the film and explains interesting facts about the work and machinery shown.
Maize cultivation has increased significantly in the last few years, largely due to the influence of current energy policies. Farmers and contractors have to harvest many thousands of hectares of maize in just a few weeks in August. The most powerful forage harvesters in the world, some with engines capable of producing more than 1000 horsepower have been in action in Germany for many years now. This film shows the fascination these giant machines inspire and explains, in a way accessible to everyone, how the maize harvest takes place. The film-makers Jörn and Tammo Gläser have travelled to five separate states in Germany to make this film and visited both farmers and contractors. Watch the Claas Jaguar, Krone Big X, Fendt Katana and John Deere and New Holland harvesters in a wide variety of scenes in stressful working situations out in the fields. In a John Deere special, the film shows one of the biggest combine harvesters in the world on a demonstration tour on a big farm in Eastern Germany.
The four-part DVD collection “Agriculture in Germany” shows all of the work that has to be completed in the course of a year by farmers and agricultural contractors with their machines out in the fields. In this lavish production, Jörn and Tammo Gläser have filmed agricultural machinery at numerous locations, from Bavaria to Schleswig-Holstein. You will see what the latest agricultural technology can now achieve in more than 120 examples of farm work involving over 250 modern tractors, caterpillar crawlers, combine harvesters, forage harvesters and specialist vehicles. Buy the four-part DVD collection “Agriculture in Germany” in an attractive, colourfully designed collector’s box at a one-off price. Over a total of 360 minutes of footage, you will experience the various ways in which modern agricultural machinery is used throughout Germany. Our commentary will guide you through this exciting journey into German agriculture.
The two agricultural filmmakers Jörn and Tammo Gläser have visited locations all over Germany for this production, as they record the work of farmers and agricultural contractors in the fields. Now, in autumn, powerful forage harvesting equipment is required in the cornfields. The most powerful piece of agricultural machinery in mass production in the world, the Krone BigX 1100, can be seen in this film, along with the new Kantana 65 forage harvester made by Fendt. Winter cereals are also being sown, while sugar beets are harvested and loaded. Shots of the Claas Lexion 770 combine harvester and the Case IH Quadtrac round off the film.
The two agricultural filmmakers Jörn and Tammo Gläser have shot material throughout Germany for this production, as they document the work of farmers and agricultural contractors out in the fields using the latest agricultural machinery. This third part of the DVD collection takes you on a tour through the Bavarian grassland farms, to see forestry machinery in Hesse and to the arable farms of northern Germany. Combine harvesters with cutter bars up to 12 metres in width harvest the fields, followed by baling machines. The stubble is dealt with by large John Deere articulated tractors, among other machinery.
The two agricultural filmmakers Jörn and Tammo Gläser have visited locations throughout Germany for this production. In this film, they show what the latest agricultural technology can achieve now. The second part of the four-part DVD collection “Agriculture in Germany” not only shows cultivation in the fields, but also takes a trip around hop-growing businesses. Large-scale Krone, New Holland and Claas forage harvesters are shown working to cut the grasslands for the first time. The highlights out in the fields include the 524 HP Claas Xerion 5000 and the Agco Challenger caterpillar tractor.
The two agricultural filmmakers Jörn and Tammo Gläser have filmed material throughout Germany for this production, in order to document the work of farmers and agricultural contractors out in the fields. This first film in the four-part DVD collection “Agriculture in Germany” begins in an icy spring. The agricultural contractors are already working for biogas plants to produce fermentation substrates. Sugar beets must be sown and potatoes planted. Soil cultivation for the corn fields is also required. Soft ground and a wet spring make things difficult for the drivers.
This documentary takes you on a seven-day journey through the Central Black Earth Region of Russia. Encounter the traditional Russian technology in contrast with the large agricultural holdings possessing the most modern agricultural machines. The sunflower harvest is coming to an end. For most businesses the cultivation of the soil stands before them. Join us in a Lada all-terrain vehicle on the hunt for Belarus, Kirovets, John Deere and Väderstad machines. A narrator will lead you through the film and give you information about the technology and the agricultural production methods.
After the winter months, fieldwork starts in the Midwest from mid-April. Enormous machinery is used to prepare for corn and soybean planting. In this 90-minute film, Jörn und Tammo Gläser document fieldwork in the most important agricultural states: Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. This elaborately made film shows more than 25 different modern and sometimes very unusual agricultural machines at work on the fields using seed drills, seedbed cultivators and slurry technology. The two filmmakers also share many scenic shots and spectacular weather phenomena they encountered along the 4,600-kilometer route. Use an optional connectible speaker to receive a lot of insights into the farm equipment, crop farming and the stories behind the machines. Experience four-wheel-drive and tracked tractors from John Deere, Case IH, New Holland, Versatile and Co. in action on the vast fields of North America.
The journey continues! After travelling through southern Canada and the US state of Montana in the first DVD "Agriculture in North America Vol. 1" we return to Canada for the second instalment. We show stubble processing using the most modern heavy plant and typical American giants such as Case IH Steiger and CAT Challenger tractors. We also visited the biggest agricultural operation in Canada. 14 Case IH combine harvesters are used on this mega farm to harvest barley.
This DVD is your guide to the first part of an agricultural road trip through the vast expanses of North America. Our tour takes you south of the Canadian city of Calgary right into northern Montana. On the way we show you the Albertan potato harvest, silage production for a farm with 10,000 head of cattle and phytosanitary measures of a mindboggling scale. We take you onto a 25,000-hectare wheat farm run by Hutterites and give an account of life on that farm. Watch 8 combines at work on one field and get a good look at the interesting logistics involved in transporting the harvested crop away. Numerous pictures show both the modern agricultural technology and the impressive landscape of North America. A full –colour brochure gives you interesting background information and tells stories about all aspects of the agricultural machinery in use.