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Shirk’s Meats

Address: 4342 John Green Rd, Dundee, NY 14837
Establishment No.: m18894

USDA Inspection Report: 1 May 2012

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.1

Citation: nbsp;On 05/01/2012, at approximately 07:00 hours, I was performing Ante-Mortem Inspection. While observing the Cattle, I noticed that a steel pen gate was loose and unsecured in a holding pen with two cattle. The pen gate was leaning up against the hind-end of one of the cattle and she appeared stressed and agitated by it. Additionally the cattle appeared to be trying to move away from it, but did not have enough room to do so. I contacted the senior slaughter crew member and told him about the loose, unsecured gate and asked him to pick it up and/or fix it. [newline] At approximately 07:45, I went to the pen yard to do Ante-Mortem Inspection on two more cattle. While doing so, I observed the steel pen gate lying on the floor in a holding pen with the cattle. Upon returning to the slaughter floor, I contacted [redacted]. I told him that before any more animals were to be slaughtered, that the pen gate needed to be picked up from the holding pen because it could injure the cattle. [redacted] then went out to the holding pens to pick up the pen gate. [newline] Furthermore, while performing Ante-Mortem Inspection, I observed the floors and walk-ways of the holding pens appearing not to be providing good footing, so that the animals are not likely to slip.


313.1(a) Livestock pens, driveways and ramps shall be maintained in good repair. They shall be free from sharp or protruding objects which may, in the opinion of the inspector, cause injury or pain to the animals. Loose boards, splintered or broken planking, and unnecessary openings where the head, feet, or legs of an animal may be injured shall be repaired.


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