Hide and leather quality in relation to cattle breed, sex and age

Author: D.R. Cooper and A.C. Galloway
Year: 1972
Issue: 2
Volume: 2
Page: 113 - 116

A study has been made of the relation between breed, sex, age and carcass grade of South African cattle and the quality of leather produced from the hides of these animals. From this study it is evident that the hides of beef breeds generally produce better upper leather than those of dairy breeds, that ox and heifer hides yield better upper leather than cow hides, and that the better hides come from the cattle with higher carcass grades.


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