Burdis: expert in purchase and resale of manual poultry processing equipment
We specialized in manual poultry processing equipment 25 years ago.
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Burdis - 7 allée du Vorzelas
42480 la Fouillouse - France
Phone : +33 (0)4 77 30 59 31
Burdis offers a complete range of manual equipment to process all types of poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geeses, guinea fowls, pigeons, quails, game birds,…), for small processing units.
Burdis is a trading company (purchase and resale) created in 1988, specialized in manual poultry processing equipment for small processing units and slaughterhouses.
Burdis offers a wide range of equipment for poultry processing: all the equipment required to process all types of poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowls, pigeons, quails, game birds…). Our range of products enables small processing units to process poultry manually from: poultry transportation (crates, poultry container…), to slaughtering (stunners, killing cones…), to plucking (scalding tanks, wet and dry plucking machines, wax finishing…), to evisceration (sinew puller, evisceration tools…), to chilling (trolleys), to cut-up and packaging (cutting tables, knives, knife sharpeners, cut-up cone, vacuum packing machine, label printing scale…).
Burdis also distributes: the cleaning and sanitation equipment required in poultry slaughterhouses (hand hygiene, boot washer, knife sterilizers, fly killers…) and safety accessories needed for workers (aprons, boots, bouffant caps, overshoes, gloves…). Burdis can advise and support you on how best to set up small processing units or provide equipment for existing units. Burdis purchases manual poultry processing equipment to its suppliers and resales it to poultry slaughterhouses or small processing units.
- Round Cone: 10.25"W, 13.75"L
- Knife Blade: 3"L
- Shackle: 26"L, 6"W
- Cones restrain birds during processing. Rolled edges for safety. Galvanized steel. Easy clean-up.
- Sticker knife for cutting the jugular. Carbon steel quickly takes an edge. White plastic handle.
- Shackle holds the bird during scalding and above the work table for better hygiene during evisceration.
Average Rating:★★★★★4.2 out of 5
Number of reviews:6 customers reviewed this product.
Recommended: 5 out of 6 said they would recommend this product to a friend.
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August 30, 2021
Aimee W from Kansas
Havent used it yet. Plan to next month. But everything looks good and sturdy.
September 22, 2020
Daniel B from Texas
It looks like it will work. Haven't been able to use it yet.
September 3, 2020
Evan F from Massachusetts
This kit was perfect for taking care of my second unwanted rooster and prepping it for dinner later that night. The kit was on backorder when I ordered it and I still chose to pay for two day shipping. A representative called me to make sure I knew it would get to me two days after they received it. I got it in the mail a day earlier than expected. I will definitely be buying more products from this company.
July 2, 2020
John T from Missouri
This is way to big for chickens and if I would have known I wouldn't have purchased. It's heavy duty.
May 6, 2020
Leah P from Vermont
Conductivity measures the amount of electrical current a material can carry. The opposite measure is known as resistance.
Many of Premier’s nets feature a green and white superconductor that has both stainless steel and tinned copper filaments for optimal conductivity. These “premium” nets are 10 times more conductive (38 ohms per 1000') than our “basic” nets. This enables the electric pulse to travel much farther and be less affected by weed contact.
We do not recommended the basic nets listed below for fences exceeding 500 ft in length:
Customers who are unhappy with netting are often those who’ve chosen one of these or their farmstore equivalents. Why do we offer them? Because they are similar in design and conductivity (380 ohms) to nets from our competitors—and comparisons make decisions easier.
Types of Line Posts
Line posts are built into the net. Three options are available.*
- Single Spike (SS)
The best choice, unless your soils are always soft or very hard.
- Double Spike (DS)
Posts allow you to push in the spikes with your foot. When soil is hard or rocky, double spikes are more difficult to install and remove.
- Drivable Posts (DP)
Allows use of a mallet or dead blow hammer for installing posts in dry, hard or rocky soil. Features a “spike stop” for extra support and internal fiberglass ribs for added strength.
Tip: To insert a line post into frozen or hard soil, use a power tool to drill pilot holes.
* Not all fences have all line post options.
About Positive/Negative (Pos/Neg) Nets
Is your area dry?
Conventional electrified fence systems rely on soil moisture to be effective. However, not all areas have the required moisture.
Dry soil increases resistance—a weaker, less effective pulse occurs that does not deter animals.
To overcome this, Pos/Neg nets* are wired to allow the use of every other horizontal strand as an extension of the ground terminal. Because half the strands are connected to the ground terminal or ground rod, reliance on soil moisture is reduced. A PowerLink must be purchased separately to make the secondary ground connection.
How it works…
In order to receive a shock, the animal must touch both a positive (hot) and negative (grounded) strand at the same time. This will deliver more pain to the animal than an all hot net (Pos/Pos) because moisture in the soil is not required to complete the circuit.
Pos/Neg fences can be converted to Pos/Pos in moist conditions. Remember, all fences must be kept free of vegetation.
* Not all fences have Pos/Neg options.
Line Post Spacing
“Plus” nets—6'8" spacings between built-in line posts*
Standard nets—10' or 12' spacings between built-in line posts*
* Spacings are approximate.
Distance between built-in line posts may vary by product.
Essential Energizer Advice
- Buy a larger energizer than necessary. When the fence pleases, most folks will buy more fence—and need additional output.
- Use a low-impedance intermittent pulse energizer.
- Use a fence tester to check the voltage often.
- Use enough ground rod(s)—included with our energizer kits.
- Don’t allow your lead acid battery to discharge below 40%.
- Use insulated wire that is designed for electric fences.
- Always connect the fence to an energizer, not an outlet.
- Visit this link for answers to other common energizer questions.
Two Basic Types
- All-in-one Solar
- Solar units are very portable.
- Because they need a battery, these units are more costly to purchase and operate than plug-in units.
- Batteries are less effective in cold temperatures (deplete faster).
- Most farmstore solar units are too weak, in joules of output, to properly energize netting. That’s why we designed our own.
- Least cost to purchase and operate per joule of output.
- Best for fences exposed to heavy vegetation.
- Cold temperatures do not affect performance.
- Recommended for whole-farm systems, but can be complex to install. Higher output requires more ground rods, underground cables, multiple output terminals, etc.
Dr. Dan Morrical, Ph.D.
Premier 1 Supplies
Dan Morrical joined the Iowa State University staff in 1984 as Extension Sheep Specialist after completing his doctorate degree at New Mexico State University. He held the rank of Full Professor as of July 1, 1995 and retired from full-time teaching in 2017.
While at Iowa State University, Dr. Dan Morrical was responsible for educational programs in all areas of sheep production, ranging from nutrition, genetics, marketing and management. Research areas focused on applied projects in the areas of nutrition, forage utilization, genetics, out-of-season breeding and lamb survival.
Dr. Morrical has been heavily involved in providing educational resources to the sheep industry. He has authored over 30 extension fact sheets, ration balancing software programs, grazing videos and co-authored the nutrition chapter of the SID Handbook with Dr. Margaret Benson from Washington State University.
Dr. Morrical now serves as Premier’s on-staff small ruminant nutritionist and sheep production advisor. Most recently, he’s introduced a line of “GOLD FORMULA” mineral premixes under The Shepherd’s Choice® brand, aimed to maximize hoof health and immunity.
Braided vs. Twisted
Braiding instead of twisting the horizontals increases the frequency of metal filaments on the outside of the strand.
What’s the benefit?
- More metal is exposed on the outside of the strand. This enables improved animal to conductor contact. The electric pulse is better able to travel from the fence and into the animal, resulting in a memorable shock.
- A tighter, braided weave results in fewer snags when carried or pulled through pastures, reducing frustration.
Poultry Processing Equipment
POULTRY PROCESSING EQUIPMENT EXPERTS
At PoultryProcessingEquipment.com we have more than 30 years of international experience in the design and construction of automated processing factories, as well as the redevelopment and expansion of existing poultry processing lines.
All of our poultry processing equipment is designed and manufactured within the EU at our modern engineering facilities.
Our systems are suitable for line speeds starting from around 500 birds per hour, up to over 8,000 bph.
Fresh or frozen, whole birds or portions, or a combination of all four, we can provide a unique and cost effective solution. We offer our poultry processing customers the highest grade of equipment and systems within the industry, including:
We also offer specialist consultancy services - with experience across 70 countries - to existing poultry processing companies as well as new start-up businesses.
With such a wide range of support and system solutions, we are proud to be the leading providers in the chicken processing industry.
Essential Chicken Butchering Supplies Checklist
There are many reasons you should consider butchering your own meat and once you’ve decided to take full control of your own meat production, you’re going to need to know what chicken butchering supplies are essential. This checklist is of supplies we have found to be necessary to get the job done and those that we believe make it much easier and efficient will help you get all set-up for your first big butchering day.
Essential Chicken Butchering Supplies Checklist
The Bare Necessities
• Sharp Knives
Regardless of how you intend to make the kill, you’ll need sharp knives We’ve tried decapitating and unless you like to watch your dinner run around the backyard headless, I would recommend bleeding them out. Either way, you’ll need a good set of knives. Victorinox are our favorites.
Or if you plan on ever butchering other livestock, you might want to consider one with a meat saw. (Note: Our meat saw that we purchased online from Cabela’s had a horrible blade and a new one needed to be purchased before it could even function.)
• Knife Sharpener and Sharpening Steel
Regardless of what knife you choose, you MUST have a good sharpener! Dull knives simply don’t get the job done well. And a merciful butcher must have sharp knives.
Purchase one on the internet if you choose, but you can get creative in fashioning one. While searching for an image, I saw people using bright orange road cones! One year we just used cardboard and threw it away when we were done. Now we have invested in a couple of steel killing cones. For the sake of efficiency, while the one bird bleeds out you can be working on the second bird. The birds seem to fit the nicest in a cone made for the purpose.
• Turkey fryer with thermometer
Or something similar. Basically you need the propane powered burner with a large- I mean HUGE- stockpot for boiling the water to dip the birds in to release their feathers for plucking. The thermometer allows you to monitor the temperature of the water. Too cold and the feathers stay firmly affixed in the bird. Too warm and you cook the meat.
I classify this among the necessities because while one could do this over their kitchen stove, I do not recommend dipping or plucking the bird in the house. The odor of the hot feathers is less than pleasant.
• Clean cold running water
A water source is easily achieved outside with a hose and is incredibly important while gutting the bird to keep the carcass and the work area cleaned.
• Trash Can and heavy duty bags
Necessary for the disposal of the innards.
• Large Cooler
Fill the cooler with mostly ice and a bit of water to rapidly begin cooling the chicken after plucking and eviscerating. We have known people to simply use their bathtub for this step. I would recommend cleaning it before and after of course. But don’t skip this step! Getting them cooled quickly will greatly improve your end product in terms of both texture and flavor!
• Packaging Supplies
We use and prefer using afood saverbecause we’ve had the best results that way. Butcher paper easily tears, plastic wrap is too thin and the meat freezer burns easily and quickly, and zip top bags allow too much air in. If you simply can’t have the additional expense of a food saver and the bags, then I’d at least double up and use both plastic wrap (the good stuff) and butcher paper. If you plan on eating the meat within a few months you should be fine with that.
• Chicken Plucker
Click HERE to learn to make your own chicken plucker.
• Fish Filet Table
We used and loved a fish filet tableas our work surface for eviscerating. It has a hole on one side for the juices to run off and a hole for waste on the other. Again, it’s not necessary, but it really streamlines the process and makes for an incredibly smooth and efficient clean up.
• Meat Lugs
Meat lugs or totes sure made transporting multiple carcasses easy work. These have been a great investment and we’ve used them for all of our butchering.
66 Pound Kitchen Scale
• Food Scale
A food scale would be important if you plan to record the dressed weight of your birds. If I were to buy a new food scale, this would be the one I would be interested in. It weighs up to 66 pounds and would be of the greatest benefit if you plan on butchering turkeys as well.
Use the SmartSteader homestead management app to record your yields. It’s the easiest way I’ve found to keep track of how much chicken we raise and how much it cost us to raise them. It can be really handy to use when you want to experiment with different management methods like ranging, pasturing, fermenting feed, etc…
• Cooler or Refrigerator
We like to chill our chickens at about 40 degrees for a day or two before freezing. We’ve have found that our most tender chickens sit at refrigerator temperature prior to freezing to allow the meat to relax first. We purchased for a floral cooler from a grocery store that was closing down for only $35 on Craigslist and it has already been worth every penny. First with the chickens, later with the hogs, and now with curing the hams.
There are some interesting new plucking supplies available I’ve seen but haven’t tried out since our set-up has been pretty well established for a few years and we haven’t been in the market to try anything since then. But perhaps you have, what do you think of these drill attached chicken pluckers?
Here is one available as a set with a knife & a killing cone. Not exactly a full starter kit, but you’d be well on your way if you had it.
While chicken butchering is one of my least favorite homesteading tasks, it helps tremendously to have a few good tools to make the job go more smoothly! And when it’s all said and done, I’m incredibly thankful for the provision and the freezer full of the best meat in the world!
Filed Under: Animal Husbandry, Broiler Chickens, Butchering, ChickensSours: https://www.reformationacres.com/2011/09/chicken-butchering-supplies.html
Supplies chicken processing
Practical and Reliable Mechanicals • Non-Corrosive Materials
Delivered at the right price
Killing Line ConveyorsStandard Features
Variable Speed, reversible control; Corrosion resistant aluminum gear box, drive sprocket, take up wheel. Stainless steel input (1/2” diameter) and output shafts (1” diameter). Stainless steel 1” x 1” x .065 square diamond track. Coil link drive chain - sprocket calibrated, case hardened with bright zinc finish. 3/4 HP motor, 115V 60 HZ. Trolleys: Hi-density poly wheels; stainless steel brackets and fasteners. Upgrades available: Wash proof motor; stainless steel drive chain.
Stainless Steel Killing TunnelStandard Features
Two models are available to work with either KILL16 or KILL22 killing line conveyors. Birds are killed as they enter the tunnel on shackles. The tunnel base is tapered with a drain hole. Both sides have wash nozzles with trigger valves and hose to keep tunnel washed down at intervals.
Stunning KnifeStandard Features
Stunned birds are easier to handle and they bleed more quickly and thoroughly. Stunned birds have fewer bruises and broken wings. You speed up your processing operation. You can control voltage to various ages and sizes of birds or for changing environmental conditions. Virtually the only way to kill turkey.
Maximum Production in Limited Space,
A Fast, Thorough Scald
#1-LoadedReady to Start Scald Cycle
Consider the ease in loading -- no basket to open or shackles to load. Just push the start button to begin operation. Timer automatically resets to desired time.
#2-Position AfterPlatform has Made about 1/4 of a Cycle
Birds are dumped to bottom of tank. The water level backs up ahead of platform as it turns. Then, water sprays through holes in platform onto birds, giving a spray-action scald.
#3-Position AfterPlatform has made 1/2 of a cycle.
Birds are completely submerged -- not confined in any way but free to tumble in all positions thus assuring a thorough scald.
#4-Birds are TumbledThrough the Water
By the revolving platform and then out of the water to the stop position. The platform rotates at 10 RPM and will rotate several times depending on length of scald.
#5-Out of the WaterAnd Ready for Picking
The water will drain away, yet birds will not dry out if not picked immediately. No lids or shackles to hamper unloading.
We Offer ModelsWith Three Capacities
Each of the three is available in either stainless steel or galvanized materials. The mechanicals are the same for all models.
STANDARD FEATURES: Digital Timer: 0 to 5 minutes, can be set to read in seconds; Dial Thermostat: sensitive to within 1 degree F; Automatic Pilot provides for igniting the main burner(s), to shut off the supply to the main burner(s) and to the pilot burner in case the pilot flame is out; Water Level Control; Work Table: A dial thermometer is optional. The cost is the same for either propane (LP) or for natural gas but please specify. 50 Hz(5 cycle) available but needs to be quoted separately. A 6 inch(15.25 cm) non-mechanized exhaust is required (standard, single wall flue pipe, preferably stainless steel). Fully assembled.
Even When They Are Empty,
Our Pickers are Loaded...
We offer models with two capacities. Both are available in either stainless steel or galvanized materials. The mechanicals are identical for both units.
STANDARD FEATURES: Digital Timer, 0-5 minutes, can be set to read in seconds; Automatic Door is self closing; latch is operated by start button which starts the timer and opens automatic water valve; door opens automatically at the end of pick cycle; Feather Exhaust. Centrifuges are heavy spun aluminum. A bird catch table (stainless steel on both models) is optional. 50 Hz (50 cycle) is available but needs to be quoted separately. Fully assembled.
Our conical shaped centrifuge allows birds to rotate freely for a clean pick.
Is Self Closing
Water Flushed TroughStandard Features
Stainless steel, 30 inch (76 cm) width, 12 inch (30 cm) depth. EV16 - 10 foot (3 meters) long. EV22 - 15 foot (4.6 meters) long. Trigger valve and hose: EV16 - two on one side; 2 total; EV22 - two on each side; 4 total Gooseneck nozzle: EV16 - one on each side 2 total; EV22 - two on each side; 4 total Giblet Station: 20” wide x 33” long x 37 1/2” high (51 cm x 84 cm x 95 cm) Splash Shield: To reduce splash, mount at user’s discretion; 48” (122 cm) x 60” (152 cm); 20 gauge CONVEYORS: The conveyors are the same as our Killing Line Conveyors. EV16 - 34 shackle spaces; EV22 - 44 shackle spaces. ESSSR and TCOMBE shackle options. Order shackles separately
Eviscerating TableHandy Accessory
For miscellaneous prep work.
ESSSR ShackleTCOMBE Shackle
Gizzard PeelerStainless Steel
Hardened, spiral cut rolls are direct driven. 1 1/3 HP motor with gear reducer turns the rolls at 288 rpm. Double pole switch allows you to reverse the rolls. Housing, peeler rolls, stainless steel; frame, stand aluminum 19” wide x 33” long x 40 1/2” high (48 cm wide x 84 cm long x 103 cm high).
Adjustable Bleed RackFor Killing Cones
Four leveling feet; easy rack height adjustment up to 60” (152 cm); Can be disassembled and stored flat. Designed to straddle 2’ W x 1’ H x 4’ L stock tank for blood collection (order separately). All stainless steel. Slotted rail designed to hold these cones: 54K - 6; 53K - 8 (for most pastured poultry broilers); 8 to 10 52K; 10-51K. Each cone requires a QRBT1A bracket (order separately). Bracket comes with SS fasteners but you must drill two holes for attachment.
All four sizes constructed of 20 gauge stainless steel. Hemmed edges and lock formed seams assure no snags.
Manual Gas ScaldersWe offer models with two capacities.
Both are available in either stainless steel or galvanized materials. The mechanicals are identical for both units. With galvanized materials, the tanks are hot dipped galvanized post fabrication. STANDARD FEATURES Water level and heat controls. Easily accessible pilot light. Drain table can be mounted on side or at the end. Drain table adds 26” (66 cm) of length or width. The cost is the same for either propane (LP) or natural gas but please specify. Pilotstat and pilot burner form an automatic pilot for igniting the main burner. They also shut off the gas supply to the main burner and to the pilot burner in case pilot flame is extinguished. A 6 inch (15.25 cm) non-mechanized exhaust is required (standard, single wall flue pipe, preferably stainless steel). 120/220V 50/60 HZ 1Ph. Fully assembled.
Scalding BasketPlastic Coated
These baskets are a big asset in speeding up your manual scalding operation. Heavy wire is coated with tough vinyl plastic.
An economical picker for small operations, pastured poultry and general farm use. Will pick most species of birds including turkey (depending on the size - one turkey at a time). Will readily pick 100 birds per hour. Feather exhaust, water spray ring around top perimeter, manual timer. All stainless steel construction. Unquestionably, greater longevity than smaller poly pickers. Universal Appeal - we have sold this one in many corners of the USA, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the Middle East and Africa! Ships 2 per skid.
A versatile table for any processing operation. Use as the primary table for smaller operations. Use for small clean up jobs at larger installations. One piece top with 1” (2.54 cm) lip; 1.75” (4.4 cm) center drain. Two gooseneck wash valves and two trigger valves with hose. All stainless steel.
Automatic Bagging And Closing
Bagger blows open bags. Vacuum removes air from bag before sealing (not shrink wrap). Includes twist tie sealer - vinyl coated wire is pulled off of a reel, is cut to size and then twisted around neck of bag. A very fast and efficient system. Capacity of up to 10 packages per minute.
S128 Killing Knife, Stainless Steel Blade.
S130 Pinning Knife, Stainless Steel Blade.
475 Trimmer. Stainless Steel 8” (20 cm) Blades. Ergonomic Design. Ambidextrous. Adjustable Tension.
726 Boning Knife. High Carbon Steel, Hardened and Tempered. Genuine Hardwood Handle.
Clung Chicken Lung Remover 11” Long (28 cm)
Tlung Turkey Lung Remover 15” Long (38 cm)
Designed for optimal air flow. Stackable. Easily washed and sanitized. High density polyethylene. Shipped knocked down but all snap together components. Assembly takes about 3 minutes with no tools. Door 12 1/2” wide x 16 1/2” long (31.8 cm wide x 42 cm long). Hand holds. 10 broiler capacity.
We have Processing Plans which include operating tips, manning suggestions and floor plans for three sizes of plants -- up to 400 broilers per hour, up to 600 broilers per hour and up to 1000 broilers per hour. Plans are available online, www.browerequip.com, or contact us. The equipment units in these plans are as follows (substitute as you like - any equipment can be used).
There are 3 Processing Plans
To Choose From...
Small Commercial Plant
The video shows equipment we would propose for production of about 1000 birds per hour. The processes shown would be similar for say about 600 birds per hour (using a smaller capacity scalder and picker)
On Farm Processing
The video shows equipment we would propose for on farm processing of say about 100 birds per hour.
This video is a demonstration of our Bagging Machine
Chicken Processing equipment is the biggest barrier to starting a poultry operation on your homestead
While grandma definitely knew her way around a backyard chicken butchering, she probably wouldn’t understand the need today for efficient processing AND processing that meets regulatory food standards (sorry, grandma). Fast and clean processing is the only way a farmer can produce a quality product in a timely manner today.
Unfortunately, professional-grade processing equipment can be very expensive and can be the single largest barrier for small farms to run against. Pluckers can run in the thousands of dollars and scalders in the hundreds. While there are other options you can explore (small scale equipment or DIY options), most of these options don’t offer the reliability you need when processing for business. I don’t know that I would stake my entire production weekend on a plucker I built from a washing machine and an electric motor.
So how did we overcome this barrier and still remain profitable with our chicken production? We had help. This help came in the form of our local farmer’s market association. They wisely invested in two mobile chicken processing trailers with all stainless steel equipment and professional-grade pluckers and scalders. They make these trailers available to small farms in the area to rent for processing day (or weekend for us). Rental costs were less than $50 (net). Deposits are required but will be returned as long as the trailer comes back clean and in working condition. It has been a huge blessing for our farm.
The low cost rental allows our farm to process less than one hundred chickens and still be profitable in sales. If I were to purchase $5000 worth of equipment in order to process, then I would have to raise hundreds or even thousands of birds to try to break even not to mention the added costs for storage and maintenance of the equipment.
So is this rental option unique to our area? No, not at all. Fortunately, many agricultural organizations or state ag agencies see these equipment cost barriers as a real hindrance to local farms being able to thrive in business. Quite a few states have options listed for processing equipment rental via their Ag Extension websites. Just Google your state’s Ag Department or call them. Independent organizations may make them available as in our case. Even Featherman Equipment lists rental options across the country on their website (https://www.feathermanequipment.com/rental-equipment-locator/).
If you are considering starting a broiler operation on your farm, do the research to see if you can rent processing equipment in your area. If you want your operation to grow, use the equipment at the start in order to help you save money to purchase your own equipment one piece at a time. This can keep you from taking on debt or risking cash up front.
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