Cattle travel as short a distance as possible, which is important for keeping stress levels at a minimum. They are always allowed to rest for a few hours after the journey, to make sure that they are calm. The animals are led into a single-file curved race so that they have no awareness of what is in front, and each animal is brought from the outdoor holding shed into the stunning pen individually. Once in the pen, the head is swiftly secured and a captive bolt inserted into the brain, which renders the animal senseless and ready for bleeding. Once bled, the hide and digestive system are removed, and the body is ready to be quartered and hung.