However, we were able to make significant improvements to the existing facility in order to keep the animals and our employees safe and calm. Keeping animals calm and treating them with respect throughout the slaughter process is both an ethical obligation and one that improves the quality of the end product. Some of the improvements that we made include: non-slip floors in the receiving pens and shoots, removal of distracting elements such as old chains on the knock box, adding transparent sky lights in the receiving pens area, increased lighting in the knock box, automatic waters in the holding pens, and solid/ non reflective walls leading up to the knock box.
We strive to make sure that all the animals that come through our facility are handled with the best care possible. For a video lecture as well as an article by Temple Grandin explaining some of these elements and why they are important see below. As always if you ever have questions about our facility please email or call. We are happy to answer any and all questions.
Behavioral Principles of Livestock Handling