Story: Meat and wool

Modern freezing works (2nd of 2)

Modern freezing works

The chain system of killing, dressing and processing was introduced in the early 1930s. Once the sheep is killed it is hung on a moving chain and each process is performed by a different person. These days machines even do many of the jobs, such as removing the animal’s pelt. At the Pukeuri freezing works near Ōamaru the hygienic handling of the meat is evident, with the operators wearing overalls, aprons, hairnets and gloves to prevent contamination

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Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, 'Meat and wool - Meat products, animal welfare and consumer protection', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Alistair Nicol and Caroline Saunders, published 24 Nov 2008