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slaughter

1. the killing of animals for the preparation of meat for human consumption. Many methods are used. See also emergency slaughter, captive bolt pistol, carbon dioxide anesthesia, jewish slaughter, muslim slaughter, pithing, puntilla, shechita, sikh slaughter.
2. destruction of animals because they are diseased, e.g. in test-and-slaughter programs.

casualty slaughter
see emergency slaughter.
Danish slaughter data system
a detailed system for keeping data on slaughter and meat inspection of pigs in Denmark. Based on tattooing of all pigs and a code for meat inspection findings with all information stored on a computer system.
slaughter hall, slaughter floor
the part of an abattoir in which the slaughtering is conducted.
selective slaughter
slaughter and disposal of infected animals as a tool in the eradication of disease. Those slaughtered may be infected or be positive reactors or in-contact animals.
slaughter spleen
enlargement and congestion of the spleen with hemorrhages under the capsule which occur in some slaughter methods.
stunning-bleeding slaughter
stunning either with a hammer or by electric shock followed by shackling and lifting, then by opening of the jugular vein.
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We have to look at all the slaughterers in this area, which historically is rich in small abattoirs.
The Imam visits the slaughterhouse, tests the slaughterers, and checks the whole process at every stage.
The National Beef Association says many slaughterers have yet to accept that beef farming is about to go through fundamental change.
20am yesterday when the incinerator arrived at slaughterers JE Noddings in Charltons.
We want to know where the meat from these slaughterers entered the food chain.
The NBA is certain that new international and domestic beef supply pressures mean it is no longer sensible or realistic for slaughterers to force down ex-farm prices as soon as they think more finished stock might be coming forward.
They should be in no doubt that slaughterers who are buying cattle for 50 [pounds sterling]-70 [pounds sterling] a head leas than other parts of Britain and Ireland can afford to pay much more.
FARMERS are being urged to arrange their de-coupled businesses so that they do not use their Single Farm Payment to subsidise slaughterers and supermarkets by selling finished cattle for less than the cost of production.
Valuers, slaughterers and vets all demanded and got higher fees.
NBA director Kim Haywood said: "The slaughterers who are contracted to supply the biggest supermarkets, and are faced with massive weekly orders that now look difficult to fill, are already sweating hard.
Norman Bagley of the Association of Independent Meat Slaughterers agreed that there was significant overcapacity at the larger end of the sector.
The National Beef Association is warning that unless everyone in the industry, from farmers and slaughterers to retailers, cuts costs and becomes more efficient after de-coupled subsidies are introduced next January it will be impossible to sustain current levels of production as farmers dispose of uneconomic suckler herds.