February 25 2014 Improved quality and animal welfare with Meyn's multistage CO2 stunning system

The Meyn multistage CO2 stunning system, a co-development with Praxair Inc., offers important benefits. During stunning, the birds remain in the drawer or container, thus completely eliminating the handling and transport of active birds. This largely reduces risk on injuries to the birds. The closed cabinet construction allows for the COconcentration to be managed perfectly in every stage of the process, resulting in a humane stun. Although the stunning cycle is longer than competitor systems, this does reduce wing flapping and as a result reduces the risk on damage to the birds. 

The system can operate at the highest capacities in the market, ranking from 1,000 to 13,500 bph. Research shows that using the Meyn multistage CO2 stunning system, you are assured of a higher yield through less trimming loss and less B-grade products. This as a result of the improved quality of the breast fillet, thighs and wings (less blood spots).

Furthermore, the system considerably enhances the working conditions of your personnel and improves animal welfare conditions, meeting the ever increasing public and consumer demands.

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