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abattoir

(ăb'ətwär`) [Fr.], building for butchering. The abattoir houses facilities to slaughter animals; dress, cut and inspect meats; and refrigerate, cure, and manufacture byproducts. The largest abattoirs are those of the meatpackingmeatpacking
or meat-processing,
wholesale business of buying and slaughtering animals and then processing and distributing their carcasses to retailers. The livestock industry is among the largest in the world.
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 industry. Plant construction, drainage, water supply, disposal of refuse, and all operations are under government regulation. Abattoirs are also called slaughterhouses.

abattoir

[‚ab·ə′twär]
(industrial engineering)
A building in which cattle or other animals are slaughtered.
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The ministry opened the temporary centre after the butchers complained that it was a hassle going to Sitra to have their cattle slaughtered at Bahrain's only authorised abattoir located at the Bahrain Livestock Company.
The re-opening of the Bishop's Castle abattoir by Daysdrove has already created six full time jobs, with the number of permanent positions expected to increase over the coming months as the business develops.
It is feared some could go out of business, which would impact on the viability of farmers' markets, which rely on the availability of small local abattoirs.
He said some of the documents produced following those inspections appeared to show that in certain significant respects the abattoir "had not reached certain acceptable standards".
We can now look forward to the new abattoir playing a vital role in safeguarding the viability of the area's livestock farmers," said Nick Saltmarsh at East Anglia Food Link.
Sandy had been taken to Spenborough Abattoir in Liversedge and was being prepared to be killed by workers when she suddenly went into labour.
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Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr Josh Mason proposed a further amendment - to impose daily monitoring on the abattoir.
The Dubai Abattoirs at Al Qusais, Al Lesseili, and Hatta, have all geared up to welcome Ramadan and shall remain open everyday from 8am to 4pm.
Lack of progress over Gaerwen's mothballed abattoir has given the project added impetus, and is still considered viable even if the plant re-opens.
He said that the construction of the abattoir was important to ensure that FCT residents get to consume beef prepared in hygienic environment.