The award-winning Livetec NEX® is a simple to use, hand-held depletion device, ensuring straight forward and reliable neck dislocation.
Launched in 2019, this innovative product was designed by Livetec following extensive scientific development and has been proven as a humane and more consistent culling method than manual dislocation.
The Livetec NEX® is fully WATOK and Red Tractor compliant and, as a mechanical device, allows individuals to dispatch up to 5kg of birds without a limit on numbers.
The NEX® gives farmers in-house depopulation capability for individual birds on-farm using existing resources, reducing the cost associated with off-farm depopulation services. Maximum welfare with minimum effort, the NEX® guarantees a humane, quick and consistent dislocation, avoiding the unnecessary suffering caused by many other tools.
Manual (by hand) – up to 3kg and only 70 birds per person per day
Mechanical (with a tool) – up to 5kg, no limit on numbers*
*Not to be used for mass depopulation when user fatigue becomes an issue
For standard poultry, place the NEX® between the index and middle finger of your preferred hand.
The grip differs slightly for ducks and larger birds, with the NEX® held between the thumb and index finger.
Designed to fit between the index and middle finger, the specially positioned ridge creates a hard fulcrum on which to position the neck. With the bird in place, the correct technique then requires less strength than manual dislocation, ensuring a WATOK compliant, consistent and humane kill.
Tested and approved, it is being used by leading industry experts and large poultry companies who prioritise high welfare standards.
We have developed a range of training and education materials to help ensure the correct operation, compliance and consistency when using the NEX®.
We also offer in-house training sessions for your team led by our Livetec experts to help ensure wide-spread adoption across your farm.
Launched in 2019, the innovative NEX® was designed by Livetec following extensive research and scientific development, trialling it for years from its initial prototype design to the revolutionary product available today.
The NEX® was developed with Dr Jessica Martin through a 3-year PhD at the University of Edinburgh, funded by the Humane Slaughter Association. Dr Martin’s PhD studied different methods of culling poultry and proposed a new handheld device designed to be quicker and more consistent than traditional manual cervical dislocation.
Livetec Systems developed this prototype over several years with the welfare of the bird a top priority. Following rigorous field tests and extensive user feedback, we have designed a simple to use, robust device that ensures neck dislocation will be consistent, compliant and humane.
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