There has been confirmed reports of cow hide sales to China in the past week at slightly increased prices of $1. This has put a floor on the value of cows but has meant that traders and, of course, abattoirs who salt their own production having to realise the losses on cows will hit their bottom line. However, this turns out to be nothing but a small crumb of comfort as automotive tanners have cut back in their soaking plans for July and August. 

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