Lairage Management Software
Automate your lairage records
SI’s specialist software automates the lairage management process, by capturing and storing this critical information within a single database.
From the time livestock arrives at an abattoir, comprehensive information about health, welfare and traceability needs to be collected. Our lairage management software has been specifically designed to manage this process and collects data in real-time from the abattoir site server’s bookings table. Operators can either enter or scan livestock passports, then validate and record those details within the database*.
The lairage manager uses the existing livestock booking information to record if there are any “dead on arrival”, or other health/welfare issues, and scans or enters the passport details, which are validated and recorded within the database. If the passport and unique ear tag details don’t match, the animal can’t be slaughtered.
Cattle movements can also be recorded through our lairage management software; livestock movement records are captured via scanning and welfare information is recorded. This data is automatically sent through to the BCMS (British Cattle Movement Service) via the CTS Online Web Service. Results are collected and any errors are available for viewing within our livestock tracker system, allowing you to maintain accurate records.
The lairage management software records data in one of two ways:
- UTM mode, where cattle which are under thirty months old are processed
- OTM mode, where cattle over thirty months old are processed.
When switching between these two modes, to ensure segregation, the system can be configured to lock itself down (this includes the lairage management and lairage touch panel stations), so that no cattle can be processed within a stated period. The details, captured by the lairage management software, are then passed through to stations further along the kill line process, including:
*The lairage management software from SI runs on a PC and writes its data to a local SQL database.