First mobile complete solution for more economical, self-sufficient and animal-friendly farm slaughtering

Ohlweiler, March 2021 - Hofschlachtsysteme Hensen GmbH from Ohlweiler launches the meadock®: The high-tech slaughter trailer weighing only ten tonnes is the first complete solution for mobile farm slaughter. Slaughtering and cutting, packing and selling can be organised autonomously and directly on the farm. Transport to the slaughterhouse is no longer necessary. This not only brings economic advantages, but also allows farmers and butchers to work independently and in a more targeted manner for the welfare of the animal.

The solution offered by Hofschlachtsysteme Hensen with the meadock slaughter mobile or even the establishment of a stationary slaughter plant on site is a new, sustainable approach and makes a rethink in meat production possible. Farmers and butchers can namely act completely self-determined and in the sense of animal welfare: They decide when the animal is slaughtered, can take their time and the necessary peace for their craft so that the procedure is as efficient and stress-free as possible for humans and animals.

The result: high-quality, but also particularly sustainably produced meat and a higher overall yield. In economic terms, the meadock can thus completely monetise itself after only two years.

New approaches for more animal welfare and better meat

With the mobile system, Hofschlachtsysteme Hensen creates - in addition to the offer of setting up stationary farm slaughtering on request on site - another new possibility for more animal welfare and better meat.

"Our concept will prove itself in practice because it enables an independent, self-reliant way of working for the welfare of the animal and means double to triple profitability," says Claus Hensen. "Together with good partners, we have developed the basis for this new approach in the last phase of meat production in recent years. I am pleased to present our result for a complete solution for mobile and stationary farm slaughter to the industry."

Self-sufficient, economical and gentle slaughtering

The meadock, a high-tech trailer equipped to the highest industrial standards, comes to the yard as a ten-tonne truck. A large overseas refrigerated container can be supplied and remain there if necessary. Merchandise management and distribution can be handled by a producer association that offers the high-quality meat online under the brand name

meadock® is the mobile solution for those who do not have or do not want to install slaughtering equipment on site. Butchers, farms or machinery rings can join forces and share use and costs. The concept is also interesting for farms that want to convert to extensive animal husbandry, as the animals no longer have to leave the farm and be transported for slaughter.

The user only needs a water and power connection and the usual consumables, otherwise the meadock includes all the processes of the usual slaughter and cutting operation, including the ripening chamber. In addition to the necessary technical equipment such as a pipe conveyor system, an electric winch with sliding surfaces, the meadock is equipped with a halving saw with spring balancer, claw and horn tongs, skinning knives including knife disinfection and skinning rollers, a hygiene unit (water centre), hygiene mats, variable workstations, drains and waste water tanks, a blast freezer and a refrigeration unit. The cold chain is maintained at all relevant stages, traceability and transparency from the producer to the end product are guaranteed.

A particular advantage of the meadock® is that it can be completely customised - there is a suitable solution for every requirement.

If required, Hofschlachtsysteme Hensen can also assist with the planning of the necessary foundations and the preparation of applications for permits and subsidies.