Hygiene is a top priority in the Marel Blood Collection system. Approximately 85% of the blood is collected from every animal. Yields depend on many factors, such as the size of the animals, killing speed and experience of the stickers, but generally about 3 liters can be collected per pig.
The blood is collected from the pig with a hollow knife, hose and pump to direct the blood away from the stick wound straight into a covered stainless-steel container.
Between each batch, all parts in contact with the blood are sanitized. It is also possible to make a batch-wise collection of blood with full traceability to allow post-mortem inspection.
- Capacity of up to 1,000 pigs per hour
- Knife is sanitized between each animal sticking
- Full traceability for post-mortem inspection