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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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He said only three abattoirs - Farmers Choice, Quality Meat Packers and Neema, in Lucky summer meet the basic operation standards.
At the same time there are scores of unlicensed abattoirs.
A rappeler que 60 abattoirs sur 220 necessitent une intervention d'urgence.
He said notices warning butchers and residents against illegal slaughtering are placed in the cattle market and abattoirs.
Summary: Al Quoz Abattoir has a men's lounge, a women's lounge, a refrigerator for cooling meat and ten sheds for storing livestock for traders, before the slaughtering process.
The lawmakers are also calling for stepped-up training of staff and the hiring of veterinary experts to oversee slaughtering procedures at all abattoirs of 50 employees or more.
violaceus collected from all three abattoirs in this study, also recorded significantly higher concentrations of heavy metals than Alma millsoni from the Arboretum (control site).
Another major factor is failure to observe precautionary measures during slaughtering in abattoirs.
In addition, the HCC pointed to a shortage of skilled slaughter and butchery workers and an unwillingness among younger generations to succeed their parents in family-run abattoirs as other threats to the sector's viability.
Bucking the trend was the opening, late last year, of the Farmers Choice abattoir at the old Welsh Country Foods facility in Gaerwen.
The investment will enable Tatura Abattoirs to purchase technology and equipment that will enable it to automate and track lamb carcasses right through to the end of the grading process," Mr Ryan said.
He said abattoirs in Al-Qusais, Hatta and Al-Lisaily were now ready to cope with the demand.