Dalehead Foods is a socially responsible meat supplier, who is well-known for being the largest UK producer of outdoor bred pigs. They have been supplying meat to world class retailers for the past 30 years. With multiple locations and such a strong social ethos means even suppliers must conform to strict standards.
An incinerator is needed
Dalehead Foods already has several Addfield incinerators after researching the market and finding them to be the most robust and reliable available. This corresponded well with their sustainable business model. As such Addfield are the first choice when a new one is required.
The importance of incineration
The three steps that need to be taken to minimise the impact of a disease outbreak are:
2. Removal of diseased animals (targeted culling and disposal)
3. Preventative action (biosecurity and vaccination)
Off-site management of diseased pig carcases means that rendering trucks travel from one farm to another – hugely increasing the threat of contamination. This is why it is recommended at the management is directly on site; using disposal methods such as incineration to lower the risks of disease transmitted.
Advantages of using Addfield incinerators
• An incinerator will conform to the biosecurity standards set for pig production.
• Cost saving of up to 50% can be made by incinerating on-site compared to sending waste to landfill.
• Time savings will be made as handling times are greatly reduced.
Addfield provided the customer with an SB that has a loading capacity of up to 750kg and a burn rate of <50g; designed predominately for pigs and sows. Its top loading design ensures clean and easy loading of the waste and a sealed leak proof design. The front is fitted-out with 10mm thick impact resistant steel ram guard to combat wear and tear from mechanical loading.
Fitting into the plan
The pig farming company has been recognised for comprehensively improving the efficiency of their farm’s thanks to new systems such as onsite disposal. This has generated improvements throughout the farms, allowing time for the employees to focus on more significant tasks. They have also been awarded for their EcoFarm production and management techniques which involve reducing their waste, and subsequently their carbon footprint, whilst saving money. Biosecurity plays are a large role in this since it helps to save the company the cost of subcontracting their waste management and considerably improved the farm security by reducing movement.