Animal Slaughterer

Minimum Graduation

Minimum experience of 4 to 9 years in a relevant field

The tasks a Butcher is expected to perform include:

Slaughtering animals, trimming carcasses and preparing standard meat cuts

Killing or stunning the slaughter animal in the best possible manner

Thrusting a knife into the jugular vein to drain off blood

Flaying the carcass

Opening and removing the entrails of the carcass

Removing offal and washing down the meat

Cutting and chopping the carcasses into standard meat cuts

Cutting and chopping the meats into smaller portions according to customers' requirements

Performing one or more operations such as flayer, skinner, meat dresser, meat processor, etc.

Refrigerating the slaughtered animals

Knowledge of the standard meat cuts

Knowledge of the different types of slaughtering knives

Skilled at detecting the jugular vein

Proficient in slaughtering different types of animals

Skilled in the different methods of slaughtering such as 'Halal' or 'Jhatka'

Knowledge of operations such as flaying, skinning, meat dressing and meat processing

Knowledge of the religious laws of the various religions related with meat slaughtering

Ability to maintain the hygiene and safety conditions in the working area

Not required

Detail oriented

Safety oriented

Good listening skills

Hard working


It is not a desk job

Need not supervise a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For candidates with experience of 1 to 4 years - INR 8,500 to INR 30, 000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the food industry of India have referred to this industry as the highest profit incurring sector, considering the scope it has to offer for value addition. In particular, the food processing industry in India has been recognized as a high-priority area. This is because the food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth.

The latest figures have revealed that the total food production in India is likely to double in the next 10 years as the country?s domestic food market is estimated to reach US$ 258 billion by 2015.

Considering all world data, the Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest with its retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales. It is projected to grow at a rate of 104 per cent, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020. This indicates a vast scope for both investors and exporters.

Given these figures, it is safe to say that the demand for Butcher is there in the present and will surely increase in coming years.

Food processing units

Slaughter houses

Cities and towns across India