Circular Volume 170-194

Circular Volume 170-194

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...and management of the slaughterhouses, and the second to the administration of the inspection service. A MUNICIPAL OR CENTRAL SLAUGHTERHOUSE. It is both difficult and expensive to supervise slaughtering at a number of small, isolated establishments, each killing only a few head of animals a day, or perhaps slaughtering only once or twice or three times a week. It is therefore desirable to concentrate the slaughtering for each community into one place. There should be a public slaughterhouse under either municipal or private ownership, and in either case under official supervision. Municipal abattoirs are quite common in Europe and have been found to be an exceedingly satisfactory method of enforcing an efficient inspection, but such abattoirs are very few in this country. Aside from facilitating inspection and making it more economical, central abattoirs afford commercial advantages. They provide machinery, facilities, and-equipment such as are found in the large packing houses and which are not otherwise available to the small butchers. There is also economy in the cost of operation of a central abattoir as compared with the cost of a number of scattered places, and there is an opportunity to obtain revenue from by-products which are usually wasted at small establishments. It is preferable for the town to build and own the abattoir and to require all slaughtering to be done there, except where conditions are such as to justify private plants and where inspection is already in effect at such plants or can readily be applied. Where it is not practicable for the municipality to own and operate an abattoir the next best plan is to have a central public abattoir owned and operated by private enterprise, and in that case the plant should of...
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  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236897528
  • 9781236897527