Examine animal carcasses to determine grade in terms of sales value.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Meat Graders do?
Examines animal carcasses to determine grade in terms of sales value: Examines carcasses suspended from stationary hooks or hooks attached to overhead conveyor to determine grade based on age, sex, shape, thickness of meat, quantity and distribution of fat, color, texture, and marbling of lean meat. Attaches grade identification tag to carcass. May estimate weight of carcass or observe dial of automatic weighing scale to determine weight of carcass. May be designated according to carcass graded as Beef Grader; Hog Grader; Sheep Or Calf Grader.
Should I be a Meat Grader?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
Also known as:
Fresh-Meat Grader, Grader, Meat
How to become a Meat Grader
Most Meat Graders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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