Slaughterhouse News

  • Major algae outbreak hits Norwegian farms

    A significant area in the fjords between the regions of Troms and Nordland have suffered an acute growth of the bloom and the fear is that it may spread to other important salmon farming areas. Losses are already expected to total at least 200 million kroner (£18 million) and are ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Dairy farmers call for stronger trespass penalties

    DISTRESSED farmers are urging state and federal lawmakers to crack down on bullying against regional communities amid safety fears sparked by vegan protests across Australia. Peak dairy farmer group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has called for all state governments to beef up trespass laws to include imprisonment and a minimum fine equal to the cost of police intervention.  “It ...

  • The Dangers of Mad Cow Disease!

    For the first time in over ten years Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) better known as Mad Cow Disease has reared its head again in the UK with cases recorded on a farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland this October. ...

  • The Catastrophic Cost of Foot and Mouth Disease

    Foot and Mouth disease has never completely disappeared. Although it has been almost 20 years since the last major outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the UK, which cost the industry more than £8 Billion, it does not mean that the disease is not still a very real risk to the economy. This August the first outbreak since 2001 in the UK was identified at an abattoir in Brentwood in Essex. ...

  • UK to introduce ‘one of the world’s toughest’ ivory bans

    The UK government will introduce a ban on ivory sales in an effort to reduce elephant poaching after a public consultation attracted more than 70,000 responses. The ban will cover ivory items of all ages – not just those produced after a certain date – with anyone in breach of the new legislation potentially facing an unlimited fine and up to five years in jail. ...

  • pH penetration measurements in food - without cable and also a hand free

    Cables are annoying, especially when doing lots of measurements. Time is short and the meter has to be close to the workplace or even worse: It has to be held in the hand. Imagine incoming goods inspection of cheese loafs or a measurement in a slaughterhouse for testing the pH of meat: everyone desires full movability, fast working and no cable spaghetti: a perfect task for the new SenTix® ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Cattle on Feed Lower Than Pre-Report Estimates

    On August 1, there were 10.6 million head of cattle on feed, up 4 percent from the previous year.  The rate of cattle placed onto feed   has slowed noticeably, coming in only 3 percent up from 2016. August is the first month in 2017 without double digit placements since February, as February’s numbers dropped 1 percent without the extra calendar day of the 2016 leap year. In ...

  • Broiler Bird Weights Keep Lid on Production

    Broiler hatchery data, released weekly by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), reflects optimism, running 3 percent above a year ago in the number of eggs set for the last several weeks.  Chicks placed are also above a year ago, and year-to-date are up 1.5 percent.  Figure 1 shows 2017 compared to 2016 in the number of eggs set and chicks placed. Poultry slaughter has ...

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growt

    umping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Mechanical Vertical Screen installed in a slaughterhouse (abattoir)

    We just supplied a Mechanical Vertical Bar Screen for a slaughterhouse (abattoir). Our Bar Screens are a great fit for this kind of application, thanks to their unique design where the bars of the screen are free at the top, to avoid clogging and blockage. Project Characteristics Full Stainless Steel 304L Width: 600 mm Flow: 400 m3/h ...


    By FB Procédés

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growth

    Pumping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like any ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Spanish Technical Seminar for Maximizing the Efficiency of the Poultry Industry Offered at 2015 IPPE

    U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is hosting the “Seminario Técnico para Maximizar la Eficiencia de la Industria Avícola” (Technical Seminar for Maximizing the Efficiency of the Poultry Industry), which will be presented entirely in Spanish. The program will discuss methods for improving economic efficiency in the areas of breeding, incubation, grow-out and health. The ...

  • Alabama`s Wayne Farms poultry plant cited for exposing workers to musculoskeletal, other repeat, serious safety and health hazards

    Wayne Farms LLC, which makes products under brand names Dutch Quality House and Platinum Harvest, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing workers to dangerous machinery, ...

  • A success for the International beef Exchange organized by Lallemand Animal Nutrition and INRA Clermont (France)

    On September 29th – 30th, around 150 international experts and professionals of the beef cattle industry gathered at INRA, in Clermont-Ferrand (France), for a seminar dedicated to international beef production, with a focus on welfare and digestive comfort. This seminar was jointly organized by Lallemand Animal Nutrition and INRA. This event was a great platform for exchange of experiences ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Croppers pose new threat to Amazon rainforest

    Despite Brazil having made great strides in reducing logging in the Amazon region, a US study says the country faces a renewed threat to its forests. The report’s authors − who focused on the Amazon states of Mato Grosso and Pará, where they interviewed ranchers and meat processors − say the cost of raising beef cattle is prompting many ranchers to consider switching to ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Engineered salmon may be a tough sell

    Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon - or any other engineered fish or meat - on store shelves anytime soon. The Obama administration has stalled for more than four years on deciding whether to approve a fast-growing salmon that would be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption. During that time, opponents of the technology have taken advantage of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Happy pigs with more fibre

    Feeding pigs more fibre may lead to less aggression and improve gut health while maintaining performance. However, type of fibre and feeding level are important factors influencing these effects. According to Wageningen UR researcher Carol Souza da Silva “Fibre gives restricted-fed pigs more satiety, whereas ad libitum-fed growing pigs compensate the lower energy in fibrous diets by ...

  • Country of origin labelling rules for pigs and poultry need beefing up, say MEPs

    A European Commission proposal that would allow pork to be labelled as “reared” in an EU country even if the pig had spent only four months there was rejected by Parliament on Thursday. MEPs argued that origin labelling rules for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of swine, sheep, goats and poultry should be modelled on the stricter ones already in place for beef, so as not to mislead ...


    By European Parliament

  • Governments Helping Pork Industry Fight PED

    The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping the pork industry step up measures to contain the spread of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. Ontario is providing $2 million to help Ontario Pork support industry-wide investments to improve biosecurity measures at critical points across the province, such as assembly yards and truck washing stations. Biosecurity remains the best tool to ...

  • Florida cattle ranchers seek locally grown label

    Under the "Fresh From Florida" marketing campaign offered by the state's agriculture officials to stores and consumers, people are encouraged to buy things that are grown and raised in the Sunshine State. Alligator, tomatoes and, of course, oranges are on the list. One thing isn't highlighted: Florida beef. That's because, unlike many other states, it's nearly impossible to buy beef that's been ...


    By Associated Press

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