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Konferensartikel - Refereegranskat, 2012

Reducing the amount of slaughter transport in modern Swedish cattle production systems

Sellman, Stefan; Jonsson, Annie; Algers, Bo; Flisberg, Patrik; Henningsson, Mathias; Håkansson, Nina; Rönnqvist, Mikael; Wennergren, Uno


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 of 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 methods highlighted here can help improve the sustainability and animal health in both organic and conventional farming.


animal transport, slaughter, route optimization, abattoir

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Landbauforschung Völkenrode. Sonderheft
2012, Volym: 362, sidor: 262-265
Boktitel: Tackling the Future Challenges of Organic Animal Husbandry : 2nd Organic Animal Husbandry Conference Hamburg, Trenthorst, 12-14 September, 2012
ISBN: 978-3-86576-094-4
Utgivare: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut


2nd Organic Animal Husbandry Conference "Tackling the future challenges of organic animal husbandry"