Animal Slaughterer

Minimum Any graduation

Minimum experience of 4 to 9 years in a relevant field

The tasks a Slaughterer is expected to perform include:

Slaughtering animals using the proper equipment

Flaying and trimming the carcasses in readiness for meat cutters

Killing or stunning the animal

Thrusting the knife into the jugular vein of the animal to drain off blood

Flaying the carcass by opening it and removing the entrails

Cutting and dressing the carcass

Washing down the meat while ensuring proper hygiene

Removing the offal from the carcasses

Placing the carcasses in the cold storage rooms in a timely manner

Knowledge of the standard meat cuts

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

Skilled in removing the entrails from the animal bodies

Knowledge of the different types of slaughtering knives and other tools

Skilled at detecting the jugular vein of animals

Proficient in slaughtering different types of animals

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

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

Not required

Detail oriented

Safety oriented

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 the 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 a Slaughterer is there in the present and will surely increase in the coming years.

Food processing units

Slaughter houses

Cities and towns across India