Automatic equipment for handling the bung in the lamb slaughter process
The objective of this project was to evaluate the benefits and possibilities of adapting the existing automatic pork bung handling equipment, which is in use in Denmark, to slaughter lines for lamb under conventional Australasian lamb processing operations.
The lamb slaughter process is very different from the pig slaughter process. In Australia, four abattoirs were visited in order to evaluate if the automatic bung handling equipment could be modified for typical lamb slaughter lines. Comprehensive data and information from the four visits were obtained and subsequently evaluated.