TechnoCatch - Novel Ideas for the Poultry Supply Chain
After 10 years of research and development in conjunction with Cattaruzzi International. A mechanical chicken harvester was painstakingly designed specifically for the U.S. market. 1999 marked the birth of the Chickat.
TechnoCatch is a company founded on creativity and innovation. The successful combination of continuing improvements, backed by several international and U.S. patents, reliability, and customer support, has resulted in the sale of over 70 Chickats to date in the U.S. This makes the Chickat the top selling mechanical poultry harvester of its kind in the world.
In 2005 TechnoCatch saw another need and began research in livestock cooling and the benefits that can be gained. This led to the KoolChick. The mobile unit, using four independent, hydraulically driven fans delivers up to 400,000 cubic feet of air and water mist to cool poultry and other livestock while being held on the transport truck.
Also in 2005 TechnoCatch began work on an innovative approach toward the humane stunning of poultry. The process is called LAPS, Low Atmospheric Pressure System. Its application will revolutionize back dock operations. LAPS has received a No Objection letter from the USDA and has received the Seal of Approval by the American Humane Association as Humane Equipment.
In 2011 TechnoCatch tested a new neck slitter for the US market. Already proven in Europe, the TechnoSlitter showed great improvement in mis-cuts and wing damage over the existing slitter in a plant here in the US.