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6.3 Sticking & bleeding

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Pig Welfare, Slaughter and Biosecurity / Pig Slaughter

6.3.1 The sticking process shall be severing the major blood vessels to create a good free-flowing bleed out.

6.3.2 A daily documented check shall be carried out to confirm that the minimum uninterrupted bleed out time is not less than 90 secs.

6.3.3 To avoid cross-contamination due to the significant bunching of carcases in the bleed area shall be avoided.


Visual inspection of the process. Review bleed out records. Record sample of pigs bleeding time.