Recommended animal handling guidelines for meat packers
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Proper livestock handling is extremely important to meat packers for obvious ethical reasons. Once livestock arrive at packing plants. proper handling procedures are not only important for the animals' well-being. but can also mean the difference between profits and losses due to meat quality or worker safety. The Humane Slaughter Act of 1978 dictates strict animal handling and slaughtering standards for packing plants. Those standards are monitored by some 7.000 federal meat inspectors nation-wide. The meat packing industry takes these standards very seriously. For the best results in animal ...