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Slaughterer

Stuns and kills livestock, and prepares carcasses for further processing by removing internal organs and hides.


Tasks Include:


  • operating switching controls to direct and drop carcasses and meat cuts from supply rails to boning tables
  • cutting meat to separate meat, fat and tissue from around bones
  • washing, scraping and trimming foreign material and blood from meat
  • cutting sides and quarters of meat into standard meat cuts, such as rumps, flanks and shoulders, and removing internal fat, blood clots, bruises and other matter to prepare them for packing and marketing
  • operating restrainer and stunning equipment
  • severing jugular veins of stunned animals to drain blood and facilitate dressing
  • trimming and removing head meat and severing animal heads
  • slitting open, eviscerating and trimming animal carcasses
Specialisations
  • Stunner and Shackler (Abattoir)
Job prospects for Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers in Victoria

Occupations in the Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers group include Meat Boner and Slicer and Slaughterer.

Employment prospects
There are currently 1,900 Meat Boners and Slicers, and Slaughterers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are weak.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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