Research

Feasibility study on the desirability of the UK pig industry adopting carcase cooling as an on-farm method for the storage of fallen pigs prior to disposal

Abstract

Feasibility study of the applicability of carcase cooling of fallen stock in the UK

Description

This report was prepared in response to a request to investigate the possibility of introducing carcase cooling as a method for on-farm storage of fallen pigs int he United Kingdom. In Denmark and the Netherlands, carcase cooling on pig units has been establisehd since 2008, with the use of cooling wells and subsequently cooling containers. This repost investigates the concept of carcase cooling and evaluates its potential by the UK pig industry.

Funding Body

Fabra

Lead Organisation

BPEX and NFSCo

Partners

Feasibility study of the applicability of carcase cooling of fallen stock in the UK

Publications

Feasibility study can be downloaded from: http://pork.ahdb.org.uk/media/2702/carcase_cooling_-_final_report.pdf

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