Lairage is the location were the livestock is rested before slaughter. These locations are usually holding pens which allow for a steady flow for processing and slaughter of the animals.
Data flow diagrams
|Input||Breeding to Lairage|
|Input||Backgrounding to Lairage|
|Input||Finishing -grass/grain to Lairage - over the hooks (direct consignment)|
|Input||Finishing -grass/grain to Lairage - company owned|
|Input||Finishing -grass/grain to Lairage - 3rd party kill or operator|
|Input||Saleyard to Lairage|
|Output||Lairage to Slaughter|
|Output||Lairage to Render - condemn or dead on arrival|
Lairage is simply the area for holding the cattle before slaughter and doesn't include any complex processes. Therefore, the inputs are minimal. Cattle- The cattle needed. Holding Pens- To keep the cattle until slaughter.
Cattle- The number of Cattle that pass through the lairage stage Number of Cattle Holding pens-
Cattle held to be slaughtered- The amount of cattle held.
Cattle held- The amount of cattle held. Number of Cattle