The Can-Pak At processing system invented in 1951 by Canada Packers , which includes primal cutting and dress cutting in the Junction at St Clair Street West, and Keele Street. … is commonly used throughout North America and in many countries around the world.
This modem slaughtering method for Beef was known as CanPac A North American
Company Canadian Meat Packers. first developed the system in the late 1950s.
The initial CanPak ‘dressing-on-the-rail’ was a semi-automated system where the
slaughterer performed most of the fold but the hide was mechanically stripped
from the beast.
The system was introduced to the Cross works in 1965. In modem abattoirs, a hilly automated system moves cattle along a disassembly line until carcasses end up as boneless beef packed in boxes.
Slaughter men, rovers, back-up labourers, along with meat graders, ticketers, checkers and maintenance men, were all pan of the using mechanical cutters, compressed knives, hide pullers, mechanical saws and other devices. This modem equipment made the job far more eliicient than in bygone years.” john Emery, a former Cross boners’ leading-hand said, ‘It was quicker too, it did just more than two cattle per minute’.
source: The Meat Game: A History of the Gepps Cross Abattoirs and Livestock Markets By Richard Maurovic