Standard Carcase Definition
A Standard Camel Carcase is a body of a slaughtered animal species Camelus dromedarius after:
  • bleeding,
  • skinning,
  • Whole Camel Carcaseevisceration of all internal digestive, respiratory, excretory, reproductive and circulatory organs,
  • minimum trimming required by the meat inspection services to only that degree which is needed to enable the carcase to be passed as fit for human consumption,and the removal of:
  • the head between the occipital bone (skull) and the first cervical vertebrae, by a square cut transversely across the neck muscles,
  • the feet between the carpus and metacarpus (knee joint) and the tarsus and metatarsus (hock joint),
  • the tail at the junction between the sacral and coccygeal vertebrae,
  • the thick skirt by separating the connective tissue,
  • the kidney and kidney fat and the removal of the pleura fat from the internal abdomen,
  • the udder, testes, penis and external fat on the ventral abdomen,
  • all fat on the channel rim (anal fold) from the tuber ischia to the sacro - coccygeal junction not deeper than to expose the sacro - sciatic ligament,
  • the external fat deposit that is predominantly (hump fat) on the dorsal edge of the carcase is removed to within approximately 12mm of
  • the underlying muscle,
  • xiphoid cartilage and thoracic fat.

The carcase must be weighed hot (including the neck which is weighed on the corresponding side after separation or weighed as a separate item) and must be recorded as a full carcase weight (HSCW).

Live Camel Enquiries

Peter Seidel
Camel Exports Pty Ltd
PO Box 2726
Palmerston NT 0831
Mobile: 0419 846 780 (within Australia)
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Camel Meat Export Enquiries

SAMEX
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MERAMIST
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Camel Meat Domestic Enquiries

Gary Dann
Territory Camels
PO Box 2046
Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: (08) 8953 6912 (within Australia)
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