Kepak Group went live with Emydex Technology’s Beef Kill Line software system at their Beef processing plant in Clonee this morning. After successfully running the Emydex kill line module in a test environment in Clonee for two weeks, the system was switched on and tested in ‘live’ mode over the weekend ready for Monday morning Beef processing.
“The Kepak and Emydex team worked very hard over the weekend to ensure everything went smoothly. Despite one or two small glitches, everything has gone exceptionally well this morning. Proof that a proper approach to testing does work” said Robbie Grogan, Finance Director, Kepak Group.
Beginning with Lairage, Kepak can now book animals onto the Emydex system, creating animal ‘lots’ with real time linkages to both the Irish Department of Agriculture’s AIM system (Animal Identification and Movement), as well as the Beef Quality Assurance system.
From Lairage the Animals then enter Kepak’s Line Sequencer where carcass numbers are issued, and brain sampling data is captured. The system then links to the Grading station where animal weight and grading information is collected.
“One of the best features of the Emydex kill line system, is that we now have automatic destination codes. We didn’t have that option before” said Tom Mulligan, Group Business Systems Manager with Kepak.
James Grennan, Technical Director with Emydex Technology said “ the kill line going live completes the full picture, as the Emydex platform now supports Kepak’s beef processing truly from end-to-end. From the reception of animals in Lairage, through to Carcass management, In-boning, Warehousing and Dispatch. The work doesn’t stop here however, as we next move on to roll-out our Lamb kill line system for Kepak’s lamb processing factory in Athleague”.