TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse software

Is designed to manage the complete information needs of a slaughter / packing facility. This includes software for animal receiving, slaughter, producer settlement, deboning room, packing room, finished goods inventory, sales and distribution. Our slaughterhouse software helps slaughterhouses find the true cost and margins made from their livestock purchases, by tracking from the supplier lot, or farm of origin, through the slaughterhouse to the customer. By doing this we can show you exactly how much of what you spend is turned into profit, and what’s not being used.

TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse software can be integrated with most software accounting packages for the general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable and financial reporting. All transactions in the system are online and update the TRAX-IT Server in real-time.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our small to medium size slaughterhouse customers have experienced increased customer demand, while having to deal with labor shortages and 'lack of experience' issues.

To help with these problems, Merit-Trax Technologies has worked with our customers to make changes to their operating procedures, which in conjunction with software modifications that we made for them, has enabled them to meet the increased demand with fewer staff.

As an example of this, we modified some of our customers box packing procedures so it would make it easier to identify the products being packed at the scale with less of an operator responsibility.

Slaughterhouse software news update July 2020

Merit-Trax Technologies listens to feedback from our customers, and stays on top of industry changes trends, in order to add beneficial upgrades to our Slaughterhouse Software, Trax-IT Slaughterhouse software.

Our goal is to always implement our Slaughterhouse Software to maximize its benefits for our customers. With that in mind we’ve added the following new features to our Trax-IT Slaughterhouse software, including

The new version of our Slaughterhouse Software includes upgraded programs that use web services to communicate in real-time with the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) and the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS).

The programs include:

The TRAX-IT Software CLTS Tag Retirement program prepares and transmits the daily tag retirement records to the CLTS website, using webservices.

The TRAX-IT Software Animal Birthdate program creates and maintains a replicated copy of the CCIA birthdate database on a local server in the slaughterhouse, using web services to communicate with the CCIA database. This allows the birthdate and OTM status of an animal to be verified in real-time at the knock box. T

he new version of our TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse Software has a new shipping and inventory production management tool, which allows a slaughterhouse to determine its product availability and production needs more accurately for a selected range of shipment dates. The program allows shipping and production managers to track available inventory, production needs, and sales order fulfillment in real-time.

The new version of our Slaughterhouse Software can seamlessly scan the barcodes of boxes, which were packed and labelled by third-parties, for use in our TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse Software Inventory, Warehousing, and Shipping modules.

The new version of our TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse Software has additional options to meet the packaging and labelling requirements for custom slaughter customers, and integrates with Bartender label design and automated printing software.

The new version of our Slaughterhouse Software has additional options to automate and semi-automate the palletization and inventory update of boxes that are packed for inventory or packed to ship to order.

The new version of our TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse Software meets all the requirements of the new CFIA Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR).


Merit-Trax has successfully integrated the following technologies into TRAX-IT.

Barcode & RFID

TRAX-IT uses barcode readers which have been installed at critical points along the kill track

the identity of the trolley hooks on the rail using barcodes that are placed on the hooks.

Weighing and Labeling Systems

TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse Software integrates with intelligent weighing systems, including scales, touch screen computers, thermal barcode printers, labeling and check weighing systems.

Wireless Handheld and Touch Screen Computers

Merit-Trax uses handheld computers and wireless networks to manage the palletisation, storage, movement and shipping of the box meat inventory. Wireless touch screen computers can be mounted directly on the lift trucks.

TRAX-IT Slaughterhouse software includes 3 integrated modules which can be used as standalone solutions or as an integrated system:

Slaughter, Processing

(Cut and Pack), Distribution (Storage and Shipping)


Collection of individual carcass data

Livestock payment (Settlement)

Animal and carcass inventory



(Cut and pack)

Production batch management

Retail yield measurements

Box meat labeling and inventory


(Storage and shipping)

Warehouse location management

Box meat inventory

Pick list and shipping management


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