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abattoir

a building for the slaughter of animals for human food. It may vary in size and sophistication depending on location and local government ordinance but it should contain the following facilities or have them close by: a slaughter area, an area for emergency slaughter, refrigeration area, condemned meat area and space for holding suspect meat, offal, gut and tripe area, hide and skin area, cutting room, despatch area, amenities for personnel, a veterinary officer's room, preferably including a laboratory, and accommodation for animals awaiting slaughter, called lairage. Called also slaughterhouse, meat packing plant.

abattoir fever
see q fever.
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If we are saying that this abattoir has been opened to help butchers, it didn't, because the place is not what was expected," said council technical committee chairman Ali Al Muqla.
The National Farmers Union (NFU) also believes that the reopening of the abattoir will boost local farming and the rural economy.
If small abattoirs go bust, local meat producers would have to send their animals further afield to be slaughtered, pushing up prices.
Strict Government health regulations state that no animal can leave an abattoir alive.
Q Do you agree that there is no point at all in killing the national dairy herd without also ensuring that abattoirs and butchers' shops are completely free of the virus?
All abattoirs will open on the first day of Eid Al Adha right after prayer time until 4pm.
He said that would "give the council teeth" to "make things as difficult as possible" for the abattoir to be "profitable".
Dubai --The Dubai Abattoirs have called on the public to use authorised slaughterhouses affiliated to the Dubai Municipality (DM) ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.
The feasibility study, compiled by farmers and members of the AGAP grazing group, concluded an abattoir handling 30 livestock units-a-week could break even, or make a small profit, but startup costs would be daunting.
The minister said, When completed, the abattoir will have the capacity of slaughtering 500 cattle and 1,500 sheep and goats daily.
TRAGEDY Worker was killed at Sandyford Abattoir in Paisley
I can foresee these cost-cutting measures forcing parts of the abattoir sector under ground.