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European cattle slaughter set to decline further in 2021

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released data on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on global slaughter rates, which suggests that European Union slaughter declined by 1.67% in 2020, with an anticipated further fall of 0.46% expected in 2021.


The better the raw material, the better the leather

There is no doubt that tanners need to be more creative with their lower grades, and generally more innovative with the whole business of leather making. Classic leathers and classic techniques have their place, but in a sizeable niche rather than mainstream. Leather has to evolve with society, and this century it has been behind the competition.


Hides piling up as Indian tanneries remain closed

As 61 tanneries remain closed in Jalandhar, India state of Punjab, abandoned animal carcasses are reported to be creating problems in the villages surrounding the city and hide collectors are not attending due to a drop in demand.