Kill Line & Payments

Operating in over 60 Abattoirs and slaughter houses around the World

Kill Line Software

Emydex Kill Line Software is currently operating in over 30 Beef Abattoir and Slaughter houses around the world including Ireland, the UK, Europe, Africa and Australasia.

Having first gone live in 2009 in one of Ireland’s largest beef processors, Kepak Clonee, today our Abattoir software system is operating in 30 Beef kill lines, 15 Lamb kill lines and 10 Pork kill lines and Ostrich kill linesIt can also cater for other species such as Game. In Ireland, 9 out of every 10 pigs are slaughtered in an Abattoir operating an Emydex kill line & payments software system.

The Emydex Kill Line & Payments Software system includes three kill floor stations as standard:

  • Animal Reception ( Lairage)
  • Sequencing (Ear-tag) Station
  • Weigh / Grading

It also includes Real-time links to Government online Animal Tracking and Quality Schemes.






Kill Line & Payments

operating in Ireland, the UK, Europe, Africa & Australasia

Kill Line & Payments Features

  • Standard Kill line Features
  • Livestock Payments System
  • Kill line Quality Inspections
  • Kill line System – Standard Reports
  • Kill line- Australian Configuration

The standard configuration can be extended to cover a range of additional abattoir processes including:

  • Kill plan and supplier appointments
  • Security Hut- Animal inspections and transport audits
  • Weighbridge System (links to weighbridge weighments)
  • Slaughter scheduling (order of kill)
  • Kill line quality inspection stations
  • Animal payments system
  • Offal packing

Kill line Grading Station

Emydex’s multi-species supplier payments system is highly configurable to suit all payment types.

  • Multiple payment grids – base prices, grades, weight bands, settlement schemes
  • Supplier payments – additions and deductions
  • Payments – suppliers, hauliers, agents etc.
  • Auto pricing and/or manual pricing
  • Cheque / Remittance printing
  • Export to Financial / ERP
  • Multi-currency

Real Time Kill Line Monitor

  • Security Hut Inspections – animal checks, transport audits
  • Animal Reception (lairage) Inspections
  • Ante-Mortem Inspections
  • Liver, Lungs & Pregnancy Inspections
  • Carcass Inspections
  • Offal Inspections

Kill line Carcass Inspections (Lamb)

Standard Kill line reports include:

  • Supplier Lot Reports
  • Daily Kill Reports
  • Animal Movement Reports and more.

Kill line system - real-time reporting

Appointments & Costings

  • The ability to create ‘appointments’ and lairage lots direct from the purchase advice data sent by the sale yards with no manual input (XML file).
  • The ability to match individual cattle beasts back to the agent details of the appointment via the RFID to obtain the true cost of the animal (for costing).
  • The ability to add additional costs to a sale yard purchase such as agent commissions, droving, transport (up to three transport companies per purchase), feeding etc. all of which can be defaulted by sale yard / provider. This then provides a true cost of stock to the plant by animal.
  • Track sale yard average costs for boxed lots if not RFID tagged (sheep).
  • Report on costs by provider (i.e. all freight or droving costs by supplier for a time period) to match to supplier invoice for reconciliation.
  • The ability to record small stock EID data on the slaughter floor once this is compulsory.

NLIS Interface

  • NLIS database interface inbuilt in the system negating the need to export/import or use any third-party applications. By having all of the current holdings etc. in the Emydex database (automatically downloaded) information can easily be match automatically to kill records.
  • An MLA certified eNVD solution integrated to the NLIS database and which provides the ability to create appointments from the eNVD data.


  • Flexible ‘three level’ payment grid with a second ‘fall through’ grid for animal that do not meet the criteria on the primary grid applied to the purchase.
  • Settlement schemes that automatically apply charges and rebates to supplier invoices associated with that scheme.
  • Record charges that apply to the invoice plus charges that are plant costs e.g. ‘processing levy’.
  • An optional facility to update any kill data from the back office after the kill
  • A payment system that can pay:
    • Farmers (RCTI)
    • Hobby Farmers (no GST)
    • Advise agents of revenues for agent supplied over the hooks purchases (Buyer Advice).
    • Match sale yard agent invoices to the stock killed. Also allow for combine payments to the sale yard itself (VLE).
    • Record sheepskin sales and generate RCTIs to the purchasers.
    • Allow for the recording of all costs associated with a service kill and invoice those based on number of head processed.
  • Email reports directly from the Emydex application without printing, scanning and emailing. Combine RCTI and feedback sheet as one email to supplier.

System Features & Benefits

  • The ability to store general ledger codes per transaction type (e.g. fees, levies, purchase types etc. he facilitates the interface into accounting systems. Note interface not standard).
  • Flexible, easy to use data collection screens that can be combine or separated as required (i.e. a separate sex and dentition station or both functions on one).
  • Standalone grading stations that can run without the previous stations being available.
  • The ability to switch, at the flick of an on screen ‘switch’, between grading printers (for different ticket sizes etc. or in the case of a printer break down).
  • The ability to take an input from a panel reader and change to a wand reader should the panel reader fail (again at the flick of an on screen ‘switch’).
  • Data collection screens that can increment body numbers automatically and only be updated when necessary i.e. a breed station that only need to be updated if the breed needs to be recorded for a particular animal.
  • Full AusMeat chiller assessment or a simply ‘grade only’ system which defaults the assessment data such as a ‘dark cutter’ grade that default meat colour to 6.
  • Over 30 Emydex staff worldwide to support the application.


Software Modules

Kill Line & Payments Benefits

  • 1 Kill Console shows in real-time graphical form, Kill Line throughput, analysis by grade, destination, or lot.
  • 2 Integration to Kill line payments system, eliminating mistakes and ensuring audit trail traceability.
  • 3 Full integration to Government web services systems for passport / EID control.
  • 4 Supplementary labels for traceability of heads, hides etc.
  • 5 Automatic or manual grading.
  • 6 Auto calculation of internal quality grades and destinations according to carcass quality rules.
  • 7 Inbuilt QA system with transport quality (cleanliness, bruising points etc.) and animal welfare check forms.
  • 8 Auto allocation to correct chill destination.
  • 9 Statutory classification sheets.
  • 10 Dynamic on screen reporting (data grids and drill downs).
  • 11 Inbuilt report writer that allows IT Staff to generate reports in house.
  • 12 Logs and alerts.
  • 13 Modern ‘.NET’ Microsoft SQL Server database environment.
"I was impressed to see how quickly the Emydex team were able to deploy their kill line traceability system into our new slaughter plant in Ballinasloe without Emydex having previous worked with the Liffey Meat’s group. Their kill line and payments systems went live without incident and has been functioning stably ever since. We initially installed Emydex’ s standard beef kill line system, but soon after go-live added many business specific reports and customisations required to match our existing processes. Again the Emydex team were able to configure these requirements for us without hassle in a short space of time. Their support structures are solid also." Derek McDermott Financial Controller, Liffey Meats

Emydex Explained

This short video explains how our software provides real-time and accurate reporting of Production, Yields, Stocks, Quality and Traceability.

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