The Meat Industry Centre is equipped with a D15 experimental research abattoir with deboning and processing facilities that accommodates research projects developing techniques or procedures that could otherwise not be performed in normal commercial abattoirs. The registered Animal Production Abattoir provides a controlled environment for researchers to standardise procedures. We slaughter and debone cattle, sheep, goats and pigs and can facilitate any project where slaughter, deboning and sampling of the carcass is involved. The abattoir has a fully qualified abattoir and deboning team with an average of 20 years of experience. The abattoir is operated as a business whereby surplus meat from research projects is sold at the ARC-AP shop for ARC staff.
Mr Andries Mtshweni, Tel: (0)12 672 9359, Email: Mtshwenia@arc.agric.za
Dr Kgantjie Moloto, Tel: (0)12 672 9316, Email: Molotok@arc.agric.za
Dr Michelle Hope-Jones, Tel: (0)12 672 9296, Email: Hopejonesm@arc.agric.za
The abattoir offers:
Controlled slaughter conditions;
Sample collection during slaughter;
Training and demonstrations; and
Consultation services on practices affecting meat quality.
Farmers and extension officers.
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