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Cutting




CuttingRemoving the legs and wings from the bird is usually the beginning stage for both the packaged bone-in and bone-out product. The eviscerated birds are generally impaled on "cones" that continually pass in front of employees. Wings and the leg/thigh are cut away from the main carcass. The breast may also be cut away while on the cone. Wings and leg/thigh are sometimes removed while birds hang on a shackle conveyor similar to that used for evisceration.

This operation includes the following tasks:
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