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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.

To become a Slaughterer

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