Containerised Gassing Units

The Livetec Systems CGU systems have been developed to humanely kill poultry on farm, in compliance with methods described in Annex 1 of the European Regulation (EU 1099/2009). The use of inert gasses is considered one of the most humane approaches to the euthanasia of poultry. Additionally, by placing birds into a crate, there is minimal handling of poultry reducing the stress of the process on the birds.


The Micro Containerised Gassing Unit has been developed to support the humane slaughter of smaller quantities of poultry (up to a capacity of 25kg). Our micro-system is ideally suited for use on breeder farms, in hatcheries, or research facilities and is able to be used with everything from a quail to turkeys.

The unit has been designed to be small and robust, which allows for its use both inside and outdoors. The Micro CGU has the same features as our standard CGU, but in a more compact and portable format. Being fully automated means, the system is very user friendly and can be operated at the touch of a button.


The Mini Containerised Gassing Unit is the next size up in the series, developed to support the humane slaughter of larger quantities of poultry (up to a capacity of 250kg). The unit has a floor area which will take a standard euro sized pallet. The systems can be operated either by stacking loose poultry crates onto a pallet and loading it into the chamber or by placing birds into transport drawers in a stainless-steel frame. These frames can be either 3 or 4 drawer units. The mini CGU is often used for on farm culling of end of lay birds, particularly ducks which tend to be in smaller flocks, and is compliant with higher welfare assurance schemes.

When designing the mini-system it was important to combine a compact system, easily transported, with the ability to use within smaller commercial flocks. In its basic form, it can be run manually using our Smart Oxygen Meter, or can be supplied with a fully automated control system.


The Standard CGU has been developed to support the humane slaughter of commercial flocks of poultry on farm. The largest of our chambers, the units are often deployed in pairs and as such can work with a single professional catching team to process 9000-10000 kg of poultry per hour – for example 4-5 000 2kg broilers.

The chamber is designed to accommodate all standard transport modules for broilers, hens or turkey modules. We are happy to discuss bespoke chamber sizes to hold other module configurations.

As part of our contracted emergency call out service we can deploy two Standard CGUs, 6 modules and our JCB 531-70 telehandler, gas and a team of licensed operators within 24hrs.

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