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Cattlemen Dinged on Leather

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed demand for fashion generally and this has reverberated to the leather industry. The hide, which is the largest component of slaughter’s byproducts, only adds about 3 percent to a rancher’s income but has nonetheless been important. A glut of hides in recent years coupled with a drop in U.S. exports has sent the price falling. Because of COVID, the export market for hides and skins fell by 22 percent during the first half of this year compared to 2019. The worse may be yet to come. Some theorize that once animal welfare advocates kill off the fur market, leather will be their next target. The decline in leather sales will not just hurt raw product producers like the U.S. but value-added processor...

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