Humane Aire CAS: Greater Efficiency, Less Breakage, Improved Yields

It’s more than controlled atmosphere stunning. The Humane-Aire™ system extends from harvesting to transport to processing. By handling the birds in a more humane way, processors minimize trauma and aggressiveness among the flock from the moment the birds staged from transport. Live birds are collected into specially designed cages, where they remain through CAS. Cages are offloaded in the production area, destacked then conveyed through the CAS tunnel. After the cage exits the tunnel, the stunned birds are transferred to the shackling conveyor. The cage is then washed, restacked and loaded back on the truck.

The Humane-Aire CAS System provides a good return on investment. This preferred system can be engineered to meet processors specific production requirements, including volume, configuration and material handling. From farm to finished product, Humane-Aire CAS is a solution to producing high quality protein for the world’s global markets.

The Advantages of
Responsible Harvesting

Higher Yields

Fewer downgrades from blood spots and fractures, less trimming and better color.

Less Handling, Less Stress

Birds remain in the original transport cage until after stunning and before shackling. Fluttering during shackling is eliminated, as are damaged carcasses. CAS reduces handling because the birds are stunned in the original crates and not handled until after stunning, when they are relaxed from the gas.

Higher Employee Morale

Greatly improved working conditions in what is traditionally the least desirable department of the production facility.

Marketing Opportunities

Today’s protein buyer – both trade and consumer – is more aware than ever of feed sources, product quality and processing. An educated consumer is more apt to purchase quality product – and less likely to settle for a commodity. That’s why Humane-Aire is helping turkey processors distinguish themselves in the marketplace.

A Leaner System

Humane-Aire requires less manpower at each stage – collection, offloading, stunning and shackling. There are fewer variables than traditional electrical shock systems; less disruption and more predictable results.

Cleaner Work Area

Less fluttering and stressed bird handling translates to minimal dust, feathers, dirt, excrement, noise and debris.

More Marketable Product

The retailer and foodservice operator sells a consistently better protein that displays better.

Maintains Constant Picking Window

Controlled cycle time assures easy, consistent picking of  a relaxed turkey.

Offers Options in CO2 Purchasing

Unlike CAK systems, Humane-Aire does not require OEM carbon dioxide, allowing you to leverage your CO2 purchasing for greater flexibility.

Adoption by Large Scale QSR

Responding to consumer input for humane processing, several large quick serve restaurants have recently announced their preference for supplies using CAS processing.

Constant and Predictable Birds

The continuous incline stunner helps birds to maintain consistent bleed out times, chilling times and feather picking. Unlike other batch type stunning systems where the birds are unpredictable. Also, D.O.A. birds are easily identified with the continuous inline stunner at the time of shackling.

Recycles CO2 for Lower Costs

Greater effectiveness in stunning, through specially designed tunnel, which results in efficient use of recycled CO2.