Dehiding of Cattle


  • Various capacities
  • Top down operation


For the mechanical dehiding of cattle, Marel offers a full range of mechanical dehiders, with and without carcass stimulation and suitable for capacities from 15 to 100 cattle per hour.

Dehiding technique

Nowadays, the vertical downward dehiding technique is very common. The advantage is that the skin on the clean carcass remains free of contamination and that the front feet do not need to be fixed.

In vertical dehiding, a great deal of tensile force is exerted on the carcass and the backbone, which may result in damage to the backbone. To avoid this, a carcass stimulator can be added to the dehider.  The carcass stimulator is cleaned after each cycle.

A hind feet fixation is applied to prevent damage to the dressing hooks due to the great forces that are exerted during the dehiding process, and also to prevent tearing of the tendons, which may cause the cow to fall. The hind feet fixation is cleaned after each cycle.

Each dehider is provided with two separate work platforms, which allow the employees to perform their supporting work correctly.


Type For Capacity[runderen/uur]
Tray sizes: minimum  Cattle of 300 to 1,000 kg  50–80 depending on the pre-dehiding process
Tray sizes: maximum  Cattle of 300 to 1,000 kg   60–100



Marel offers a range of service solutions to prevent failures, maximize performance or in case of unexpected breakdowns remote or onsite assistance.

Marel has offices in 30 countries across all regions, and a global network of highly skilled professionals that provide remote as well as onsite service support. We provide quality spare parts and customized service agreements for our customers to ensure optimal performance of Marel equipment.

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