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End-use impacts U.S. hide prices

Depending on the end-use, there has been a split in prices for U.S. cured cattle hides according to the latest information from the raw materials for leather website, theSauerReport. Read More...

U.S. slaughter numbers remain high

The week ended on June 24 proved to be another peak for U.S. slaughter, with the total figures keeping very close to those of the week before and just below the 639,000 head. The slightly lower numbers of steers (355,000 or 10,000 less than the week before), were compensated by an equal increase of heifers culled, at almost 161,000. Cows, at 110,000 head were slaughtered in almost the same numbers as the week before.

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Dynamic relaunch of theSauerReport online platform

theSauerReport.com the leading international raw materials pricing and market report website for hides, skins and semi-processed leathers has been relaunched with a new advanced and interactive online platform, unmatched in content, insight and functionality.

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Market analysis and expectations for 2016

Ron Sauer, Founder of TheSauerReport.com, reviews the leather industry in 2015 by market segment and country with his personal view of the opportunities and threats facing the leather industry in 2016. This article was first published on January 5, 2016 on The Sauer Report website.

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Market bad practice – trade that stinks

Sounds tough. And tough it is. But before starting to write about this regretful part of our trade I must explicitly state that it does not relate to all of the trade, just a small part of it. The majority of the industry is ethical and admirable. I’m not referring to that.

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Why have split prices fallen so much?

Ron Sauer of TheSauerReport.com is curious about the current market for splits. When raw material prices have generally stayed firm why have split prices continue to fall?

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