Poultry International - April 2017 - 28

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Reducing poultry processing
waste maximizes yield, profits
Improving key activities during preslaughter and slaughter can
maximize yield and profits.
EDUARDO CERVANTES LÓPEZ

Following waste reduction strategies during
poultry processing not only helps to maximize
the volume of processed poultry produced and
better respond to growing demand, but can increase profitability while lessening the impact on
the earth's finite resources.
From preslaughter to packing, there are
several activities where waste is likely to occur. Paying particular attention to these key
areas, ranging from minimizing harm to broilers
during harvesting to the proper training of plant
staff, can help to ensure that poultry processing
is carried out in the most profitable and sustainable way possible.

Successful poultry processors identify
challenges, benefits
www.WATTAgNet.com/articles/29047

Preslaughter
A failure to properly manage the feed withdrawal period can lead to downgraded and rejected product at the processing plant. Common
problems resulting from a badly managed feed
withdrawal include weight loss and carcass contamination.
To minimize rejects and waste, birds must
have sufficient access to water preslaughter, for
example, and harvesting must take place within
four hours of suspending feed supply. Typical issues that may be apparent due to badly managed
feed withdrawal include a full crop, dehydrated
intestines, a dilated gallbladder, shrunken liver,
a hardened gizzard cuticle and
weight loss.

Harvesting and cages
Poor handling and any resultant harm to broilers during
capture and caging can lead to
poor-quality carcasses, raising
the number of rejects. However,
there are several best practices
that can be followed to miniInsufficient ventilation during
transport to the processing
plant will increase the number
of dead-on-arrival birds.
Eduardo Cervantes López

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

Poultry International - April 2017
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
Russian broiler producers facing flat growth in 2017
VIV Russia to showcase industry’s developments
Who will supply China’s growing appetite for poultry?
Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
11 mycotoxin survey lessons to reduce poultry feed risks
When to use natural betaine in poultry diets
Reducing poultry processing waste maximizes yield, profits
Products
Marketplace
Advertisers’ Index
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Poultry International - April 2017 - Contents
Poultry International - April 2017 - Editor’s Comment
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Poultry International - April 2017 - News
Poultry International - April 2017 - 5
Poultry International - April 2017 - Russian broiler producers facing flat growth in 2017
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Poultry International - April 2017 - 8
Poultry International - April 2017 - 9
Poultry International - April 2017 - VIV Russia to showcase industry’s developments
Poultry International - April 2017 - 11
Poultry International - April 2017 - Who will supply China’s growing appetite for poultry?
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Poultry International - April 2017 - Gut health additives: four possible future scenarios
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Poultry International - April 2017 - 11 mycotoxin survey lessons to reduce poultry feed risks
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Poultry International - April 2017 - When to use natural betaine in poultry diets
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Poultry International - April 2017 - Reducing poultry processing waste maximizes yield, profits
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