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Mobile Abattoir



A white paper explaining the benefits of Mobile Slaughtering of Cattle and Sheep

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Mobile Abattoir

  1. 1. Mobile Slaughtering Concept The concept of a Double Mobile Slaughtering The DMSU is a self-contained (water, power, All floor drains are connected to central points Unit (DMSU) started by realizing that existing fuel) unit and travels to farms/ranches for on- for easy coupling. The converted mechanical fixed building facilities are generally used at a site slaughtering and can remain on site for the horse is used as a white offal preparation fraction of their designed capacity and some duration of the slaughtering process. Site facility plant and is equipped with a chilling section. operate under extreme poor hygienic conditions. requirements supplied by the land owner are Inspected and dressed carcasses are transferred This, combined with a lack of enforcement of limited to portable secure holding pens and to a refrigerated truck which, when at capacity, regulations, has led to the burgeoning of informal animal handling facilities. Pens constructed using transports the contents to a licensed fixed bush slaughter and semi-formal slaughter slabs. portable panels have proved to be adequate for facility (Cutting Plant etc.). The dressed carcasses A definite need exists for hygienic slaughtering beef and lamb which allows such pens to be set- are then dry-aged, processed and packed, all facilities, both for public health reasons and to up at any region. depending on the final marketing strategy. replace expensive fixed building projects. This This fixed facility is seen as the home base for DMSU is thus capable of slaughtering cattle or Slaughtering and inspection is performed under the DMSU and it is envisaged that the unit will small live-stock in-field under regulatory controlled hygienic conditions using a purposely operate within a 300km radius from this base. requirements. designed trailer. This trailer is refrigerated and comes fully equipped with all regulatory equipment. Intermodal Farms J 2012 AF
  2. 2. Mobile Abattoir -Floor Plan Mechanical Horse This is the towing vehicle which serves as the Offal Processing Module in this position. Refrigeration Module Racking Roll-out Covered Rest Area Chiller 2ºC Load-out for Cleaned Offal Offal Cleaning/Washing Drying Rack Equipment Wash, Pre-Inspected Rinse and Sanitize Offal Opening Live-Stock in Here Electrical Circuits Manure Out Offal Return Rails for Hides/Pelts Dressing Rollers Hand-wash basin Refrigeration Module Entrance with sterilizer Collapsible Bench Out Here Leg Transfer Station Sanitation Set Transfer Hygiene Lobby Evisceration Platform Tow Bar Lifting Hoist Dressing Rail Bleeding Stunning Dressing Module Container Inspection De-Hiding 15ºC Platform Platform Chemical Toilet Drying Rack Wash Cabinet Floor Drain Transfer Blood Bleeding Rail Air/Water Services Module Dressed Carcasses and Red Hoist Drain Extraction Fan Offal Out Here to Refrigerated Unit. Process Trailer Hot/Cold Bootwash Cabinet Rail extends by telescopic action Wash Points Handwash Basin and Air-lock is obtained using air bellows. Intermodal Farms J 2012 AF
  3. 3. Small Cattle Farmers and Cooperatives Seek Affordable Innovation The use of a Mobile Abattoir provides a cost effective and innovative solution to slaughter cattle at the farm location. This improves the farmers margin per cattle by reducing transportation costs and the burden on the low volume cattle producer. Main Benefits Hardware Features Hardware Features  Reduced transportation costs  BPW Leafspring type trailer  Storage for small tools, hooks and track rollers  Reduced animal stress levels improving meat quality  8.25 x 19.5 Stud rims  Equipment sterilizing facilities  Small factory sized for low volume cattle farmers  Payload 26,140 kg  Hermetically sealed compressor (freon)  Carcasses refrigerated on site using independant  Capacity: 6 Cattle or 36 Sheep per hour  Interlocking devices on all hydraulic cylinders for refrigerated unit  Suitably sized generator set safety  Blood disposed of at site  Electrical control panel  Refrigerated dressing floor 10º Celsius  Local use of manure for fertilization  Cold and hot water  Cattle hoisting winch and brake motor  Inspected and clean offal  LPG water heating on demand  Mechanical ventilation  Increased margins due to offal/hide sales  Complete plumbing and draining.  Mains power point connection  220 Volt circuit  Stainless steel chutes to outside for offal products  Hygienic staff amenities  Galvanized platform frames and aluminium tops  Hot and cold wash points  Regulatory entrance lobby Intermodal Farms J 2012 AF