Duck Processing Machines
Ducks consist of various species of relatively short necked, small and large billed water fowl family Anatidae (which also includes swans and geese). The word “duck” comes from Old English *dūce “diver”, a derivative of the verb *dūcan “to duck, bend down low as if to get under something, or dive”, because of the way many species in the dabbling duck group feed by upending. Ducks have many economic uses, being farmed for their meat, eggs, and feathers (particularly their down). The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers.
Domesticated ducks are ducks that are raised commercially for their meat, eggs and downs (feathers). It is not exactly known when the domestication of ducks and the origins of such domestication began. Ducks have been farmed for thousands of years, possibly originated in Southeast Asia. There is also evidence to suggest that the Egyptians used ducks in religious sacrifice and they might have possibly bred them for food then.
Ducks are not as popular in the Western world (as compared to chickens) because chickens have for white meat and are easier to “farm” as chickens can be kept confined – lowering the cost of chicken production. In some regions, a minority of ducks are kept and farmed for foie gras.
Top Duck Producing Countries
According to http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articles/3506/global-poultry-trends-asia-dominates-duck-production/, Asia continues to dominate worldwide duck production with duck production increasing over the last 15 years prior to 2015. Between 2000 to 2013, the duck producing industry in Asia averaged 3.5% growth per year which was higher than the global average growth of 3.2%.
World production rose from a shade below 3 million tonnes to almost 4.4 million tonnes (Table 1 and figure 1). The comparable figures for Asia were 2.3 million tonnes and nearly 3.7 million tonnes. Thus, Asia succeeded in boosting its share of global output from 80.4 per cent to 83.8 per cent.
The data presented in these tables are what the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) considers to be indigenous production, this being the eviscerated weight from the slaughterings of domestically grown birds plus the meat equivalent of birds exported live.
In terms of the numbers of ducks slaughtered worldwide, the total went up from 1,969 million to 2,886 million. For Asia the figure rose from 1,727 million to 2,628 million. In this instance, Asia’s contribution rose from 87.7 per cent to 91.1 per cent.
Rising Global Poultry Demand
The global demand for meat is growing, particularly in China and India, which could see an 80% boom in the meat sector by 2022 due to a new (and growing) middle class. Africans are also starting to eat more meat, though the supply and demand are still not quite what they are in other parts of the world. Poultry is the fastest growing segment of globalized livestock. By 2020, China’s poultry production will increase 37%, Brazil’s will increase 28%, and U.S. production will increase 16% due to growing consumption around the globe. In India, poultry consumption is expected to rise nearly tenfold to just below 10 million tons a year in 2050.
Duck Processing Industry
Duck processing refers to the processes involved from the time ducks are harvested at maturity (for their meat) and processed until the finish duck product (whole or part) are delivered to the end consumers. Such processes require time and labor and with the growing global demand – technologies are required to simplify and automate these processes to increase yield while decreasing cost.
Our poultry (duck) processing machines specialize in skinning and deboning poultry (duck) in the most efficient methods possible. Designed and built from scratch, we cater to the modern food processing industry and conforms to the highest engineering standards. Another of our core competency is to incorporate extra hygiene and safety features to our poultry processing equipments.
Duck Processing Machines
With over 50 years of experience in mechanical engineering and its application in the food processing industry – especially for poultry meat processing, we possess the technical know-how in this fast changing food processing niche. We are probably the best in our chosen field of work and we believe if you partner with us for your needs in poultry meat processing, we will deliver exceptional value to your company in terms of returns and operational efficiency
Not many companies in our industry can claim 50 years of experience under their belt. We are proud to announce that we are one of them. In the 50 years, we have seen first-hand how technologies disrupt the way we run and operate businesses. We have also witness how fast evolving poultry meat processing can be.
In general, most of our customers who require poultry meat processing process chickens, turkeys and ducks. We have extensive experience in this area and in fact we already have top of class poultry meat processing machines that can perform highly specialised task in your food production processes that provides you with high return on investment from lesser reliance on manual labour and the increase output generated by our poultry processing equipments.
Currently our range of poultry meat processing machines can assist you in poultry skinning, poultry de-boning,mid-wing tulip processing, poultry spare-rib cutting and poultry fillet splitting.
Catering to different market demands, we offer different poultry processing machineries for different customers or market requirements.
1. Automated Duck Skinning Machine
Designed specifically to achieve the optimal yield for skinned poultry (duck), our automatic duck skinning machine process wet and air chilled duck. The machines can automatically remove skin from the duck’s whole breasts, breast caps, split breast bones and whole legs of ducks.
2. Automated Duck De-boning (Bone removal) Machine
Using our own patented technologies to achieve maximum yield for deboning poultry, our duck processing equipments can center the bone and push it (duck thighs and drums) through a hole is the diaphragm which automatically strips off the duck meat with the highest yield possible.
3. Automated Duck Mid-Wing Tulip Processor Machine
Designed from scratch and catered to create trendy and unique “tulip” duck wing snacks, our duck mid-wing tulip processor has the ability to automate the very difficult and tedious manual task of cutting one end of the duck wingette with one bone being removed automatically.