The situation in Germany resembles that seen in other European countries except for the heavy hides, which enjoy good demand in the European market. The cheaper American hides and the favourable dollar exchange rate continue to keep Asian markets out of reach for German sellers. On the other hand, the scarcity and ease of selling heavy hides has embolden abattoirs in keeping their lists largely unchanged even for types less in demand, such as lighter bulls, heifers and cows. 

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