Slaughterhouse Hot water use #299743 - Ask Extension


Slaughterhouse Hot water use #299743

Asked February 05, 2016, 12:54 PM EST

How much hot water does a small scale (14,000 birds per year) poultry processing slaughterhouse use on a per bird  or per pound of product basis?

Silver Bow County Montana

Expert Response

You should consider around 6-7 gal of water per bird processed on average.  Chill water along with processing water will both be needed in the process as well as water for ice production.

Thanks, G.
Gregory Martin Replied February 10, 2016, 12:04 PM EST
Thank you Dr. Martin

Just to be certain, this is 6-7 gallons of HOT water per bird? Thanks, again!
The Question Asker Replied February 10, 2016, 12:20 PM EST
6-7 gallons would include water used in scalders as well as chillers and ice production.  So both hot and cold water.  Use this as a guide to see if you have adequate water supplies to run the plant.

Thanks, G.
Gregory Martin Replied February 11, 2016, 12:56 PM EST

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