Reducing the amount of slaughter transports in modern Swedish cattle production systems
2012 (English)In: Tackling the Future Challenges of Organic Animal Husbandry: 2nd Organic Animal Husbandry Conference, Hamburg, Trenthorst, 12-14 September, 2012 / [ed] Gerold Rahmann, Denise Godinho, Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut , 2012, 261-264 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Two methods that can help to reduce the distances involved in transportation of cattle to slaughter are presented, route optimization and spatial redistribution of slaughter capacities. In a comparison ot three route optimization techniques we show that RuttOpt is the most effective and that the number of stops on routes can be reduced compared to what is the case today. We also find that transport distances can be reduced by 40 % compared to the real transports of 2008 if animals are sent to the closest available facilities. We believe that the metods highlighted here can help improve the sustainability and animal health in both organic and conventional farming.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut , 2012. 261-264 p.
Agriculture and Forestry Research, ISSN 0376-0723 ; Special Issue No 362
animal transport, slaughter, route optimization, abottoir
Research subject Natural sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-7143ISBN: 978-3-86576-094-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-7143DiVA: diva2:604154
2nd Organic Animal Husbandry Conference, Hamburg, Trenthorst, 12-14 September, 2012