Marel Blood Collection system

For efficient and hygienic collection of blood

  • Fulfills all EU and USDA veterinary and hygienic standards
  • Full traceability, which allows for post-mortem inspection
  • Approx. 3 liters per pig/15 liters per cattle can be hygienically collected


Hygiene is a top priority in the Marel Blood Collection system. Approximately 85% of the blood is collected from every animal. Yields depend on many factors, such as the size of the animals, killing speed and experience of the stickers, but generally about 3 liters can be collected per pig.

The blood is collected from the pig with a hollow knife, hose and pump to direct the blood away from the stick wound straight into a covered stainless-steel container.

Between each batch, all parts in contact with the blood are sanitized. It is also possible to make a batch-wise collection of blood with full traceability to allow post-mortem inspection.

  • Capacity of up to 1,000 pigs per hour
  • Knife is sanitized between each animal sticking
  • Full traceability for post-mortem inspection


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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