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New Drawer System for Live Bird Handling

by 5m Editor
25 March 2010, at 8:29a.m.

NETHERLANDS - Meyn has introduced a new drawer system for live bird handling.

In many countries, there is a strong demand for live bird handling systems that are easy to use and maintain, yet are fully automated and efficient. When such a system would also combine the best possible bird quality with a limited investment level and perfect hygiene, this could well be a winning combination.

It is exactly this combination that Meyn now introduces: a new drawer system for live bird handling.


Meyn drawer system for live bird handling

Birds are transported in large, open top crates that are placed in rigid module frames during transport. The module frames are handled by fork lifts, both in the growing house as well as in the processing plant.

This way, the manual handling of crates is completely avoided, which benefits both working conditions as well as animal welfare.

Throughout the system, module frames and crates are handled in a smooth and careful way, resulting in lower stress levels and improved end product quality.

The handling system in the plant is optimised to cater for capacities up to 12,000 birds per hour. Optionally, the system can be equipped with in-line weighing of loaded and empty crates. Furthermore, an extended washing system for both crates and modules is part of the line.

The modules as well as the handling equipment in the processing plant are of straightforward and robust construction. They are designed for many years of trouble-free operation with a minimum of downtime and maintenance.

For more information from Meyn, click here.