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Australia - Hides offers dissolve, in face of COVID-19 global impact
01 April 2020

Cattle hides are the latest beef industry commodity to buckle under the impact of COVID-19, with reports this week that international buyers and traders have more or less withdrawn from making offers on Australian hides.



Northern Cooperative Meat Co chief executive Simon Stahl told Beef Central yesterday that over the weekend, the Italians had stopped leather goods manufacturing and tannery operations, mostly located in northern Italy.

“It means Italy won’t be taking shipments of hides any time soon, and Australia’s other primary hides processing and tanning market, China, is also heavily impacted,” Mr Stahl said.

To read this article by Joe Condon, click on Beef Central