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How to avoid
bottlenecks
when packing
processed
poultry
Aerial transport of processed
poultry can be more efficient than
traditional methods, and requires
less time to clean.
EDUARDO CERVANTES LÓPEZ

Traditional methods of moving product require a
large number of people, and their cleaning is time
consuming and maintenance costs can be high.
Eduardo Cervantes Lopez

A

ny backlog of product during packing at the
poultry processing plant can lead to a significant drop in output. To prevent this, there are
models and lessons from the processing operations that
can be applied to the packing operations that occur
further down the line.
Modern processing plants are able to process up
to 14,000 birds per hour, and cutup and deboning
have reached amazing speeds. Despite high levels
of synchronization, such efficiency is not always
seen when it comes to the bins into which whole
birds or parts are placed to be individually or bulk
packed and then boxed.
Boxed product then moves via a network of
conveyor belts of various types, weighed and then
placed onto pallets before being wrapped in film and
moved to the refrigeration area.
These last stages at the plant are different from the
primary processing operations where birds are moved
by overhead conveyor and where, rather than operations being dictated by staff, staff must adjust their

A simple, suspended cage-like structure can
speed operations, preventing bottlenecks.
Eduardo Cervantes Lopez

performance to the speed of the conveyor.
Cut and deboned product is moved by conveyor
belt, and staff take product for bagging or placing
into trays, and which are then placed back onto the
belt for boxing.
Depending on the quantity of product processed,
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Poultry International - August 2019
Contents
Editor’s Comment
Japan’s poultry production continues to grow
Italian consumers purchasing higher-value eggs
SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
Big data: connecting the chicken and the egg
To meet cage-free pledges, US industry will need to grow 3 times faster
Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty
UK poultry research facility opens with unique advantages
Working toward a better understanding of poultry dysbiosis
4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success
How to avoid bottlenecks when packing processed poultry
Advertisers’ Index
Marketplace
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Cover2
Poultry International - August 2019 - CT1
Poultry International - August 2019 - CT2
Poultry International - August 2019 - Contents
Poultry International - August 2019 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - August 2019 - 3
Poultry International - August 2019 - Japan’s poultry production continues to grow
Poultry International - August 2019 - 5
Poultry International - August 2019 - 6
Poultry International - August 2019 - 7
Poultry International - August 2019 - Italian consumers purchasing higher-value eggs
Poultry International - August 2019 - 9
Poultry International - August 2019 - SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
Poultry International - August 2019 - 11
Poultry International - August 2019 - Big data: connecting the chicken and the egg
Poultry International - August 2019 - 13
Poultry International - August 2019 - 14
Poultry International - August 2019 - 15
Poultry International - August 2019 - To meet cage-free pledges, US industry will need to grow 3 times faster
Poultry International - August 2019 - 17
Poultry International - August 2019 - 18
Poultry International - August 2019 - 19
Poultry International - August 2019 - Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty
Poultry International - August 2019 - 21
Poultry International - August 2019 - 22
Poultry International - August 2019 - 23
Poultry International - August 2019 - UK poultry research facility opens with unique advantages
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Poultry International - August 2019 - 26
Poultry International - August 2019 - 27
Poultry International - August 2019 - Working toward a better understanding of poultry dysbiosis
Poultry International - August 2019 - 29
Poultry International - August 2019 - 4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success
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Poultry International - August 2019 - 32
Poultry International - August 2019 - 33
Poultry International - August 2019 - How to avoid bottlenecks when packing processed poultry
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