EXCEL Pork Plant: Slaughter


Duration: 37 min.

Item Number: CEVD0236W

Price: $150.00

Lesson topics include:

  • Buying stations
  • Pre-slaughter tasks
  • Federal inspection
  • Safety and quality control
  • HACCP programs
  • Laboratory testing
  • and many more!

Tour EXCEL's Ottumwa, Iowa, pork packing plant, where 12,500 hogs are efficiently and humanely slaughtered each day. At buying stations, hogs are sorted, counted, weighed, tattooed, washed and rested. Pre-slaughter tasks include antemortem inspection by a USDA veterinarian, washing and humane stunning with electricity. Slaughter processes included are sticking and bleeding, dehairing, removal and processing of the head, evisceration of internal organs, carcass splitting, and chilling in a blast freezer at -40 degrees. Safety and quality control measures regarding extensive worker training, HACCP programs, on-site inspection by USDA and EXCEL personnel and laboratory testing are included. A supplement is included.