There are differing claims on how much the price of hides at the abattoir has fallen in the last week, or last month, but everyone agrees that it is coming down and is doing so quickly. For comparison, in the UK, the price of clean hides in early June was hovering around £53/piece, while the latest quotations put it in the region of £41-43/piece, that is a loss of value around 20%. As for cowhides, the loss of value is estimated between 20-30%, depending on the source. In Ireland, green hides fared even worse with clean hides down around 30%, and slightly more for cowhides.

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