Slaughterer

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

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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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