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Poultry Processing & Slaughter / Broilers & Layers / North America
on December 14, 2017

Costs, benefits of controlled atmosphere stunning

Controlled atmosphere stunning is more expensive than electrical stunning, but it carries animal welfare and potential marketing benefits.

The majority of broilers in the U.S. are stunned by the use of electrical current, however, this may be changing.

Driven by a perceived animal welfare improvement, there is a movement toward controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS). There are certainly some animal welfare benefits to CAS, but there are drawbacks…

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