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8 CHECKS TO MINIMIZE POULTRY PROCESSING REJECTS

5

Practice good hanging

Cranial injuries can occur
when harvesters use crates
without lids, leading to birds
being rejected as soon as
they arrive at the processing
plant.

Birds may only spend a short
period in the hanging area, but
they still need to be as comfortable as
possible. The area should be as dark as
is possible and illuminated with only
blue, red or green light. The hanging
area needs to be as quiet as possible.
Ensuring a peaceful atmosphere will,
among other things, improve the quality
of stunning, and achieving a good stun
will lead to fewer birds being rejected.
Keeping the number of rejected birds
to a minimum can also be aided by ensuring good ergonomic design for the task.
Hanging on the overhead conveyor
is a tiring job, and workers that have to
reach too far to hang will quickly tire

and fail to handle birds properly. This
may result in too much pressure being
applied to the birds' legs which, in turn,
will lead to red rings appearing on leg
muscles. In some plants, such marks
are deemed unacceptable and poorly
handled birds will be rejected.
Additionally, it is worth remembering that the rough handling of birds and
poor hanging on the shackles can lead to
welfare issues.

6

Quality breast
comforter

The benefits of the breast comforter are well known, but it is worth
keeping in mind that it should be made
from a soft material so it doesn't cause
bruising and lead to downgrades. It is
also worth remembering that it needs to

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - January 2017

Poultry International - January 2017
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
EU poultry production forecast positive over next decade
Top Russian broiler producers grow in tough market
Antibiotic-free poultry’s broader economic implications
Layer nutrition: 12 perennial points of anxiety
Layer nutrition: 12 perennial points of anxiety
8 checks to minimize poultry processing rejects
Products
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
Poultry International - January 2017 - Poultry International - January 2017
Poultry International - January 2017 - Cover2
Poultry International - January 2017 - Contents
Poultry International - January 2017 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - January 2017 - 3
Poultry International - January 2017 - 4
Poultry International - January 2017 - News
Poultry International - January 2017 - 6
Poultry International - January 2017 - 7
Poultry International - January 2017 - EU poultry production forecast positive over next decade
Poultry International - January 2017 - 9
Poultry International - January 2017 - 10
Poultry International - January 2017 - 11
Poultry International - January 2017 - Top Russian broiler producers grow in tough market
Poultry International - January 2017 - 13
Poultry International - January 2017 - 14
Poultry International - January 2017 - 15
Poultry International - January 2017 - Antibiotic-free poultry’s broader economic implications
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Poultry International - January 2017 - Layer nutrition: 12 perennial points of anxiety
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Poultry International - January 2017 - 27
Poultry International - January 2017 - 8 checks to minimize poultry processing rejects
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