Beef processors are losing millions from the sale of cattle hides
as the downturn in consumer goods hits wholesale leather prices.
Sole leather, full grain & grain split (except offal & welting), cattle hide
& kip side
WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE ANNOUNCES JURY VERDICT IN TEXAS CATTLE HIDE
beef industry produces about 35 million cattle hides
annually, and these hides are visually inspected and ranked for quality and sale price.
The paper said the actual production of the said tanneries currently stand at 6 million piece beside 600,000 cattle hides
, with some tanneries operating at about25% of their capacity.
He added that Sudan's exports of rough cattle hides
have decreased from 4,730,765 tons in 2013 to 2,396,035 tons in 2014, noting that embalmed leather exports have increased while exports of rough sheep and goatskin have stopped in 2014.
Dire Tannery, part of the larger Ethiopian company, Dire Industries, processes 600 cattle hides
and 5,000 sheepskins per day, with a weekly output of around 80,000 square feet of bovine leather used for shoe uppers and 150,000 square feet of sheepskins used for shoe uppers and lining, gloves and garment leathers.
The National Chamber of Leather, Footwear & Allied Businesses in Nicaragua has requested a temporary ban on the export of leather, noting that most of the production of cattle hides
in the country is being sold abroad, reports laprensa.
In either case, by 1871 technological change in tanning meant that bison hides became almost identical to cattle hides
for commercial use.
Previously, the tannery's typical output consisted of semi-cured products from bovine wet blue (full substance, grain-split, drop-split and nguni hair-on), sheep skin and bovine finished leather but has recently extended their curing process to include products like cattle hides
, sheep skins, goat skins, game skins as well as doing contract tanning.
And the Chinese could also buy Welsh sheep skins and cattle hides
A further pounds 40m worth of sheep skins, cattle hides
and offal was also exported.