Strong Automotive Hide Demand for US Hide Market

Strong Automotive Hide Demand for US Hide Market

The US hide market closes the week with strong automotive and furniture leather business. Hide demand for steers and cows used in these sectors continue to be of interest from tanners worldwide. The footwear business is still weak with semi-depressed prices for selections used in this sector. Cattle hide production concludes the week stronger than the previous.

Week-Ending Slaughter

The week’s estimated cattle slaughter was 666,000. The previous week’s kill was 552,000 and the corresponding week last year it was 628,000. Year-to-date slaughter at 5.166 million is down 4.2% from 2020.


Actual Week-Ending Cattle Slaughter by Classification

This USDA data is published every Thursday by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and reflects actual week-to-date cattle slaughter by classification for the week ending two weeks prior to document release day.

cattle slaughter by classification

steer and heifer slaughter

dairy cow and other bull slaughter


Today’s Trades

Packer Sales

HNDS 64/68 @ $41.00
HTS 62/64 @ $26.00
HTS 70 MIN @ $30.00
BS 62/64 @ $24.00
BS 70 MIN @ $25.00
HBH 54/56 @ $18.00 OR 0.2550
NHNC 51/53 @ $20.00 OR 0.3000
SHNC 51/53 @ $16.00 OR 0.2400

Processor Sales

HNDS 64/68 @ $36.00
HTS 62/64 @ $21.00
HTS 70 MIN @ $24.50
BS 62/64 @ $21.50
HBH 54/56 @ $13.00 OR 0.1850
NHNC 51/53 @ $13.00 OR 0.1950
SHNC 51/53 @ $10.50 OR 0.1575
SHNC NO WEIGHT @

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