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Leatherbiz reports that tanners, machinery manufacturers and chemical companies might have inadvertently created problems by 'teaching' consumers that natural marks on hides are bad, says the author of the Leather Pipeline report.
Leather Naturally has developed two pieces of marketing collateral for its members to download and use to promote the initiative and encourage more of the industry to become members.
Courtesy of Futurity - Frank Mitloehner, air quality specialist with animal science at UC Davis, measures the gases produced by livestock. Mitloehner says leading authorities agree that, in the U.S., raising cattle and pigs for food accounts for about 3 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, while transportation creates an estimated 26 percent. “In developing countries, we should adopt more efficient, Western-style farming practices, to make more food with less greenhouse gas production.”
The US-China trade war has a new chapter. After Mr Trump announced added tariffs of 10% on the remaining 300 billion US dollars in goods from China, now their application on certain footwear items is delayed to December
Hidenet Editor-in-Chef, Vera Dordick, reports that in the US trading was quiet once again as packers are well sold forward. Heavy Texas Steers remained unchanged at US $28 for 62lb – 64lb. Cows were quiet and slaughter was 651,000 head, export sales were very low at 371,500 and shipments were 563,100. Vera notes that lower sales figures are not surprising as packers are holding prices firm at current levels.
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