Animal Handling

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Animal Handling System

Animal Handling

Correct handling of live animals before and during the stunning/stick process is of major importance in order to avoid meat quality defects, obtain high animal welfare and a smooth process flow from reception of animals till sticking. DMRI has a comprehensive knowledge and many years of experience in how this should be performed successfully.

How can DMRI help you?

DMRI has in the last two decades offers courses to the meat industry in correct handling of pigs, cattle, sheep and poultry, and are approved by the Danish authorities to certify operators in Denmark according to European Council Regulation No 1099/2009 of 24 September 2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing.

The work is typically performed in 3 parts:

1. Preparation
Course material is prepared according to the specific needs for your factory and translated to the local language. A short survey of the current handling of animals by the operators and the mechanical functions at the factory will be performed.

2. Course
All operators and managers working at the slaughterhouse in the area from the reception to sticking will be given a course in correct handling of pigs. The course will typically be given in a weekend to avoid taking operators out of the daily production. The course is finalized with a test and participants will be given a diploma, which specify that they are educated by DMRI in live handling of pigs.

3. On-site supervision, demonstration and correction
Over a period of 3-5 days the DMRI specialists will supervise, demonstrate and continuously correct operators in the process line from reception of live animals, driving to lairage, driving to stunner, running of stunner, shackling and till sticking included.