TR3 to TR5 Hide Demand Increasing

TR3 to TR5 Hide Demand Increasing

April 29

Slaughter remains low.

Last week prices stabilized at Arg$76 per green fresh kg.

Also, good quality Buenos Aires wet salted steer prices are unchanged from last week at about US$085~0.90 per kg., which encourage some to start offering wet salted hides.

Demand for automobile upholstery leather remains firm. There is some businesses for footwear and apparel leather at low prices, which hardly cover costs with the current value of rawhide.

April 22 

Slaughter is still low. The kill is predominately young cattle since there’s so few heavy hides. This contributes to the low supply of hides and more price increases. 

There is discussion of implementing gradual increases of 3 pesos per week per fresh green kg,…

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