Slaughterer lines up fresh sides of beef for butchering

Slaughterer

Slaughterers stun and kill livestock, and prepare carcasses for further processing by removing internal organs and hides.

Overview

Slaughterers stun and kill livestock, and prepare carcasses for further processing by removing internal organs and hides.

Day-to-day

  • operates restrainers and stunning equipment
  • severs jugular veins of stunned animals to drain blood and facilitate dressing
  • trims and removes head meat and severs animal heads
  • slits open, eviscerates and trims animal carcasses
  • may slaughter livestock according to procedures required by religious customs.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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Moderate
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