Ethical quality meat from Scotland
Hardiesmill, a renowned Scottish farm, chose Kometos’ Thomcont on-farm slaughterhouse to ensure stress-free slaughtering and high-quality products.
Meat producers expanded their operations to slaughtering
Mark Schatzer, Franck Ribière, and Verane Frediani are connoisseurs of good meat, and in their comments, the trio praises the Aberdeen Angus steaks from Hardiesmill Farm. Hardiesmill is a Scottish farm whose products are highly esteemed in the circles of culinary professionals and food lovers.
The final touch to the quality of the meat came when the producers acquired an on-farm slaughterhouse. The farm had a cutting facility for years, but with Kometos’ Thomcont plant, now also slaughtering and its quality control is directly in the hands of the meat producer.
Thomcont is designed to meet the needs of small farms
The Thomcont farm slaughterhouse is, like other models in the same product line, a modular food facility, but it’s designed specifically to serve small meat producers.
The slaughterhouse solution includes efficient process equipment, as well as the slaughterhouse’s HVAC and refrigeration technology. The facility consists of four rooms, with by-product and social facilities as additional options.
The slaughter and cooling capacity of the Thomcont solution is 6–8 cattle per day. The operations require 2–3 butchers and a veterinarian. Hardiesmill started its own slaughters at a pace of ten cattle per week.
💡 Thomcont is a cost-effective solution for small farms. The initial investment in the Thomcont solution is relatively small and the on-site slaughterhouse can be delivered in 4–5 months, making it an ideal solution for starting small-scale slaughtering operations directly on farms.
An optimal slaughterhouse solution developed with input from a veterinarian
What unites Hardiesmill and Kometos is an important guideline: the ethical treatment of livestock. Slaughtering directly on the farm is perfectly in line with this core value, as animals are spared stressful transitions and transports.
The two companies planned the Thomcont facilities together, with valuable input from a Scottish veterinarian. In addition to the farm owner, the vet also visited Kometos’ Swedish customer’s farm to learn more about its operations.
On-farm slaughterhouse ensures ethical quality meat
The visit to the reference farm was an important step, as it helped the project to ensure approval from Scottish authorities. The veterinarian was satisfied with the solutions that were created to tackle some typical challenges that are related to slaughtering. Slaughterhouses face particularly challenging issues related to the handling of slaughter waste, blood, and wastewater.
Expanding operations is not Hardiesmill’s goal at the moment, but if their plans change, the flexible solution allows expansion.
Kometos’ Thomcont farm slaughterhouse is, above all, an ethical choice and an investment in quality for Hardiesmill. And that is the key both for the owners of the farm and their customers.
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