Meat Products

ASHRAE Chapter 17

AROUND the world about 4 to 5 million (0.4 million in the United States) four-legged animals such as hogs, cattle, calves, buffalo, water buffalo, lambs, sheep, goats, and deer are slaughtered each day to supply the demand for red meats and their products. The majority of these animals are slaughtered in commercial slaughterhouses (abattoirs) under supervision, although a small portion (0.08% in the United States) are still killed on the farm.