Enhanced Abattoir Surveillance – 2015 annual report
SA producers are the only producers in the country to receive twice weekly feedback on diseases and conditions detected in their sheep at Thomas Foods International Murray Bridge and Lobethal. Feedback provided is in addition to routine abattoir condemnation information and includes data on more 20 conditions (if detected in >5% or more of a line).
This timely and comprehensive feedback enables management change to maximise production efficiency on farm and minimise trimming/condemnations at the abattoir. In turn, animal welfare is improved as is the health of the SA flock – both of paramount importance to secure trade access to both present and future market opportunities.
The report covers the period January to December 2015 and has just been released. Download it here.