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Workers in this unit group prepare meat and poultry for further processing, for packaging or for marketing. They are employed in meat and poultry slaughtering, processing and packing establishments.
beef boner, ham cutter, industrial butcher, industrial meat cutter, meat trimmer, poultry preparer, slaughterer.
- Industrial butchers slaughter livestock using stunning devices and knives; skin, clean and trim carcasses; remove viscera and other inedible parts from carcasses; split carcasses into smaller portions to facilitate handling; and may slaughter cattle, calves and sheep as prescribed by religious laws.
- Industrial meat cutters cut beef, lamb, pork or veal carcasses or sides or quarters of carcasses into primal cuts for further cutting, processing or packaging; remove bones from meat; and cut meat and poultry into specific cuts for institutional, commercial or other wholesale use.
- Poultry preparers slaughter poultry and remove inedible parts; remove feathers and singe and wash poultry to prepare for further processing or packaging.
- Trimmers remove skin, excess fat, bruises or other blemishes from carcasses or meat portions.
Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- IKEA Canada is partnering with Mainstream Renewable Power to purchase, operate and expand a 20-turbine wind farm near Pincher Creek
- The City of Lethbridge has renewed a three-year snow clearing contract with a local company, All Seasons Excavating Co. Ltd.
- The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has over $800,000 worth of infrastructure and maintenance projects for the 2013-14 school year
- The Government of Alberta is moving ahead with the Medicine Hat Detoxification and Residential Treatment Centre. Construction is expected to start in July 2014, with the building opening in late 2015.
- Cypress County is spending approximately $11M to construct regional water lines to the towns of Irvine and Walsh (available in French only)
- The Government of Alberta is investing $2M in synthetic biology research at the University of Lethbridge
- Ward Bros. Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $32.5 contract for the Crossings Ice Complex in Lethbridge. Construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2013 and be complete by the end of 2015.
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