The project aimed to increase the knowledge of rifle stunning and bleeding of cattle on farm before transport to a nearby slaughterhouse. The aim was to:
- Identify the necessary practical conditions at the farm and during transport to the slaughterhouse for applying the method under Swedish conditions.
- Assess the consequences of the method for animal management, stun quality and food safety.
The project was a scientific collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health SLU. Collaboration also took place with farmers and slaughter companies. The project was coordinated with the National Food Agency.
Participants at the department were researcher Katrin Schiffer, associate professor Jan Hultgren, professor Lotta Berg, research technician Anne Larsen and research technician Karin Wallin.
The project was financed by funding from the Marie-Claire Cronstedt Foundation and Petra Lundberg foundation. It started in the autumn of 2019 and finished in July 2021.