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be firmly fixed to the wall to prevent
vibration, since unnecessary movements can agitate the birds.

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

Take care with
scalding

lodged and fall into the scalder. Overscladed birds found in the bottom of
the scalder at the end of the working
day will be a complete loss.
Monitoring the shackles as they
exit the scalder will help to identify whether birds have been hung
properly. But empty shackles may
highlight another problem. Even
if birds have been properly placed
on the shackles, if the water in
the scalder is too agitated, it may
dislodge birds, again leading to
losses. ■

The quality of hanging also
plays a part where scalding is concerned. Birds must be hung properly
on the shackles and all of the shackles should be full. If birds are not
properly hung, they may become dis-

Eduardo Cervantes López is
an international consultant
based in Colombia. He can be
contacted at icproave@hotmail.
com or via www.icproave.com.

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Pay attention at stun

How birds are hung on the
overhead conveyor can affect stunning, but so can problems
with preshock, resulting in damage
to the wings and neck. This is a fartoo-common occurrence in numerous
plants, raising the number of rejected
carcasses.

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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
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Poultry International - January 2017 - Cover2
Poultry International - January 2017 - Contents
Poultry International - January 2017 - Editor’s Comment
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Poultry International - January 2017 - 4
Poultry International - January 2017 - News
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Poultry International - January 2017 - 7
Poultry International - January 2017 - EU poultry production forecast positive over next decade
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Poultry International - January 2017 - Top Russian broiler producers grow in tough market
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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 - 8 checks to minimize poultry processing rejects
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