Mobile abattoir impresses at first test slaughter
05 Aug 2016
Meatco successfully ran the first test slaughter of the Mobile Slaughter Unit (MSU) on 3 August 2016 at the Okapuka feedlot.
Mobile slaughter unit at the feedlot with some animals ready for slaughter
The test slaughter was the first opportunity to see the unit in action for both producers and Meatco staff before it being deployed to the Northern Communal Area (NCA) once all the necessary arrangements with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry are in place.
Meatco operations executive: Jannie Breytenbach (in maroon) in the thick of things
According to Meatco Operations Executive, Jannie Breytenbach, the test slaughter gave them the chance to test the unit on home soil to asses if all the requirements for the Namibian environment are in order and functioning correctly.
The test slaughter was attended by members of the Meat Board of Namibia, inspectors from the Ministry of Health as well as Meatco employees, stakeholders and producers, who are all optimistic of the unit’s success.