Lairage and Handling

The conditions existing for the animal prior to stunning have been a subject of concern for the last 10 to 15 years. Preslaughter holding conditions and animal handling have been recognized as areas that can greatly contribute to the

Figure 8. Wide-to-narrow transfer machine.

Figure 8. Wide-to-narrow transfer machine.

Figure 9. Automatic atlas joint severing machine.

1. Sterilize/start position

3. Anvil arm rotates 140° dislocates atlas & axis bones

3. Anvil arm rotates 140° dislocates atlas & axis bones

2. Neck grabbed located by back sensor.

2. Neck grabbed located by back sensor.

1. Sterilize/start position stress level of pigs, which can affect meat quality. Here, traditionally, the animals have been forced into single file, a positioning that behavioral studies have shown is unnatural for these animals. Modern systems have been developed that use parallel single-file transport arrangements, which have greatly reduced the stress levels of the pig.

Sleeping Sanctuary

Sleeping Sanctuary

Salvation For The Sleep Deprived The Ultimate Guide To Sleeping, Napping, Resting And  Restoring Your Energy. Of the many things that we do just instinctively and do not give much  of a thought to, sleep is probably the most prominent one. Most of us sleep only because we have to. We sleep because we cannot stay awake all 24 hours in the day.

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