YieldPlus® Debone/Trim Management System

Yield Management Equipment

Gain the advantages of the industry's sophisticated yet user-friendly yield management system

The YieldPlus® Debone/Trim Management System brings together the advanced product distribution and data collection capabilities of Cantrell•Gainco with the yield-enhancing and labor-saving trimmer technologies of Bettcher Industries to deliver impressive results.

Benefits & Features

Our unique system helps processors get "more out of their meat" and deliver more profit to the bottom line – as much as 5% or more product yield! You can achieve labor cost reductions of up to 25%.

Because of our modular design approach, we can easily build a YieldPlus system to meet the precise needs of your plant.

We offer three base models covering key applications:

  • YieldPlus Dark Meat
  • YieldPlus Case Ready
  • YieldPlus Big Bird

A yield management system for every need...

System Flexibility

  • A system design that accommodates future expansion, such as 4-station extension units that are completely prewired and ready for “plug-and-play” installation
  • Multiple workstations – up to 28 stations
  • Single-sided or two-sided operation
  • Single or dual byproduct takeaway conveyors
  • Configurable finished product and byproduct flow to accommodate product flow and plant footprint limitations


Consider all the benefits you gain with a YieldPlus debone/trim management system from Cantrell•Gainco:

  • Improved product yields – up to 5% or more!
  • Improved product quality and appearance
  • The potential for significant labor savings (reduced staffing requirements) and better worker productivity – including the ability to accurately measure performance through automated product distribution and individual operator accountability
  • Extensive real-time management reporting capabilities
  • A sanitary system that's engineered for rugged durability, easy maintenance and cleaning – as well as no product waste on the floor
  • The lowest operating cost of any system of its kind due to fewer electronic components plus a rugged equipment design
  • A highly attractive return on investment and quick payback period


The design of a YieldPlus yield management system gives you the tools you need to maximize your yields, measure your success, and drive more profits to the bottom line:

  • It begins and ends in the control room where your supervisors set up operator stations, scoreboard data and QC defects.
  • Quality criteria are set up based upon your customers’ specific requirements.
  • Incoming product is automatically batch-weighed and distributed to an ergonomically designed operator workstation.
  • Product distribution is controlled to each operator to ensure that a constant and consistent amount of product is available – with no overfilling or running out of product.
  • Batch integrity ensures individual operator accountability, along with complete confidence in the performance tracking data. 

Operator Stations

Operator stations are optionally equipped with Whizard® Trimmers that provide fast, efficient trimming with no bone contamination, as well as higher yield and a better-looking finished product.

Bones and trim are sent downstream to value-added or render operations.

QC/Inspection Station

An integrated QC/inspection station for finished product handling uses a touchscreen interface with graphical icons and multiple language capabilities to track specific quality defects by operator.

  • Multiple modes are available including 100% inspection, random inspection and others.
  • All inspection data are captured in real-time for reporting and analytical purposes.

Data Reporting

The YieldPlus debone/trim management system takes data collection and operator performance measurement to its greatest heights yet:

  • Real-time reporting of yield, quality, pounds-per-hour, pieces-per-minute and information by operator.
  • Performance data can be also posted on a digital scoreboard for each workstation "as it happens" for immediate and objective feedback, as well as for undertaking corrective actions by line managers.
  • Data reporting is captured for historical and trend analysis, as well as for establishing employee incentive pay programs to reward superior performance at the operator level.
  • The time and effort of compiling manual reports "after the fact" is no longer needed. Data can also be exported and incorporated into other reports. Multiple standard reports are available.
  • Data can be exported to existing plant IT systems.

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Success You Can Measure

Cantrell•Gainco, your dependable ally in increasing product yields, quality and safety

Talk with one of our specialists today to find out more about YieldPlus® Debone/Trim Management System.

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