Ensuring bio security in cattle production - Case Study

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Courtesy of Addfield Environmental Systems Ltd.

Central America’s largest meat producer looks to ensure their livestock’s bio security in Mexico and Nicaragua.

With 1,058,000 livestock over multiple locations in Central America, a solution was urgently needed that could meet their demanding and distributed waste management needs.

A thermal treatment solution is needed

As the largest meat producer in Central America with 1,058,000 cattle processed in 2014, cattle fatalities are unfortunately inevitable. Cattle have a fatality rate of approximately 1% and farms all around the world can be susceptible to a variety of different cattle disease. Some of which can spread if not contained. Based on these percentages, rates of approximate cattle deaths would equates to a potential loss of 10,580 cattle each year.

The importance of incineration

Biosecurity is always a cause for concern on any farm that handles animals, but when the scale of this is increased to a staggering 1,058,000 cattle then it is crucial that stock are disposed of in the quickest and most efficient manner.

Transportation of livestock from site-to-site could lead to transmission of disease if not done correctly.

Burial presents challenges, land requirements, odour and ground contamination for over 10,000+ cattle.

Ground water contamination could lead to disease being transferred back to the local herd, causing more fatalities. Transmissible disease to the local wild life and human population would also be a concern.

Advantages of using Addfield incinerators

As a renowned trusted brand, Addfield has a reputation for providing the most robust, reliable and efficient incinerators on the market. Offering worldwide support, installation and training.

Whether they are installed in the UK or a remote region in Mexico, they are designed to work all day every day.

Which incinerator?

The Addfield TB was the most appropriate machine. The machine is perfectly sized for even the largest bull with a large 2.3m3 load volume, allowing for fast and efficient loading of whole carcasses. A combustion air system is fitted as standard, as results better combustion is achieved by utilising forced oxygen and the animals calorific value to breakdown the carcass. It also allows for rapid cooling once a cycle has finished resulting in a faster turnaround on fallen stock.

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