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Protecting premium cuts

Injecting cattle, sheep and pigs in the wrong place, such as the rump and leg can cause a negative impact on the final carcase quality and value.

The neck is an ideal place to inject animals, this area will not damage any valuable cuts of meats and allows for both Subcutaneous and Intramuscular injections to be administrated. Abscesses, blemishes or bruises can all form on injection sites and will need to be trimmed before sale, which will reduce the overall yield and profit of the carcase.

Using clean needles and syringes, cleaning the injection site and checking the products are correct and in good order beforehand will all help in reducing the impact to the carcase. Ensuring the safe removal of the entire needle is equally important for maintaining high levels of animal welfare and carcase yield.

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