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Poultry Processing & Slaughter
on June 26, 2019

How to keep broilers cool during transport to processing

The number of dead-on-arrival birds at the processing plant can be reduced by ensuring comfortable temperatures for broilers beginning at capture.

Preventing birds from overheating from harvest to unloading can increase the number of birds that arrive at the processing plant alive and not rejected.

The thermal comfort zone for broilers is between 22 C and 26 C, with a relative humidity of 60%. When temperatures rise above this level, the…

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