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Eating hides is damaging the tanning industry

The massive consumption of cattle hides, commonly called ‘pomo’ or ‘kanda,’ in the country is said to be destroying the hides and skin industry where Nigeria has the potential to earn millions of dollars annually in foreign exchange.

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USHSLA issue new cattle hide sale standards

Around 150 people representing the U.S hide, skin and leather industry and its key customers and international trade associations met at the Jumeriah Himalayas hotel in Shanghai on September 3. The reception was organised to promote and launch the new “Standards Governing the Sale of North American Cattle Hides”.

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The Sauer Indexes

TheSauerReport is the leading online platform for global hide and skin prices. Unique to the report are the four hide and skin price indexes. At the APLF last month ILM and TheSauerReport (TSR) announced a joint co-operation to share information and enhance each other’s information offer to the leather industry. 

 
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U.S Hide, Skin and Leather exports reach $1.43 billion in H1

Exports of United States hide, skin and leather products have continued the record-setting pace from 2013, marking one of the most successful periods the industry has seen to date. Up to June 2014, the industry has exported more than $1.43 billion worth of U.S cattle hides, pigskins, and semi-processed wet-blue. This represents a 6.7% increase over the $1.34 billion exported during the same period in 2013. 

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