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CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE STUNNING

Estimation of the cost of stunning
based on European Union calculations
Factors (12,000 birds per hour)

Electrical

Controlled
atmosphere
stunning

Installation

$50,853

$364,603

$591,313

Maintenance (as a percentage
of installation cost)

3.45 percent

6.90 percent

2.40 percent

Reception/Hanging Labor

97 hours/day

90 hours/day

90 hours/day

Water for Stunning/Cleaning

2,378 gal/day

925 gal/day

925 gal/day

Electricity

5.2 kwh/day

127 kwh/day

1136 kwh/day

Gas Used

n/a

6,834 lbs/day

n/a

3 hours/day

5 hours/day

5 hours/day

$0.0288

$0.0413

$0.0312

Other Labor
Average cost per bird

Low atmospheric
pressure
stunning

Source: European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers

The average cost per bird for CAS systems is higher than electrical stunning,
but these costs may be offset through expanding available markets. Table adapted

CAS would allow access to certain markets based on customer
requirements for specific animal
welfare practices.
If you decide to make the
switch to controlled atmosphere
stunning, whichever system you
choose, always be sure to have a
backup plan such as an electrical
water-bath stunner. ■
Dr. Dianna Bourassa is an
Assistant Professor of Poultry
Science at Auburn University
specializing in poultry processing.
dvb0006@auburn.edu.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - February 2018

Poultry International - February 2018
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
China’ s poultry industry production, sales weak in 2018
VICTAM Asia to showcase latest in feed, food industries
New German hatchery focuses on complete transparency
Refrigerated eggs versus shelves: Is one method safer?
Top 10 broiler producers in Latin America
Improve poultry welfare with outcome-based standards
How to increase broiler feed intake
Costs, benefi ts of controlled atmosphere stunning
How broiler physiology impacts poultry yields
Products
Marketplace
Ad Index
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Poultry International - February 2018 - Cover2
Poultry International - February 2018 - Contents
Poultry International - February 2018 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - February 2018 - 3
Poultry International - February 2018 - News
Poultry International - February 2018 - 5
Poultry International - February 2018 - China’ s poultry industry production, sales weak in 2018
Poultry International - February 2018 - 7
Poultry International - February 2018 - 8
Poultry International - February 2018 - 9
Poultry International - February 2018 - VICTAM Asia to showcase latest in feed, food industries
Poultry International - February 2018 - 11
Poultry International - February 2018 - New German hatchery focuses on complete transparency
Poultry International - February 2018 - 13
Poultry International - February 2018 - Refrigerated eggs versus shelves: Is one method safer?
Poultry International - February 2018 - 15
Poultry International - February 2018 - Top 10 broiler producers in Latin America
Poultry International - February 2018 - 17
Poultry International - February 2018 - Improve poultry welfare with outcome-based standards
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Poultry International - February 2018 - 21
Poultry International - February 2018 - How to increase broiler feed intake
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Poultry International - February 2018 - Costs, benefi ts of controlled atmosphere stunning
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Poultry International - February 2018 - How broiler physiology impacts poultry yields
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