The Foodmate Tail Cutter automatically removes the tail from the back. The unit can be placed in different locations in the line. The Tail Cutter is designed to allow maximum yield and minimum damage to both back and tail. The machine is installed in the Foodmate Cut-Up Line. The machine is designed to separate the tail from the bird to be further processed. When the bird enters the machine, the bird is guided by rails to a circular blade. When the bird passes the blade, the tail is cut off and the bird is transported to the next module. It can be placed on a flex or frame line.