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Engineering, Animal Welfare and Meat Quality Issues in Poultry Transportation.

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1 Engineering, Animal Welfare and Meat Quality Issues in Poultry Transportation

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3 Mini data loggers (iButtons) used to record temperature and humidity levels in the truck

4 T & RH sensor locations - Commercial B-train front trailer 8.53 m (28’) rear trailer 9.75 m (32’) ~ broilers

5 Passenger’s Side Midline Driver’s Side Ambient Conditions: Temperature = -22°C RH = 85% Commercial B-Train Trailer Lead TrailerRear Trailer

6 Inlet Heaters Fans Mixing Diffuser Screens Broiler Load Exhaust Fans

7 - Test Bird Locations U of S Prototype Trailer trailer 13.7 m (45’) ~ broilers

8 Front Back - 11ºC ºC ºC ºC ºC ºC ºC (Ambient)

9 Installing logger to record bird Core-body temperature

10 Some people may find the explicit nature of the following slide offensive. Viewer discretion is advised.

11 Retrieving the iButton GIZZARD PROVENTRICULUS

12 February 6-7, 2007

13 MEAT QUALITY ANALYSIS

14 Effect of drawer temp. on thigh meat +20ºC -15ºC

15 Effect of drawer temp. on breast meat +20ºC -15 ºC

16 Questions?


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