Description and Weight Categories

(Conventional)

DESCRIPTION RANGE KG AVERAGE KG
Calf 1.3/4.5 2.7/3.2
Ox/Heifer 14/22 18/20
Ox/Heifer 22/27 24/25
Cow/Ox 23/27 24/26
Cow/Ox 27/35 30/32
Steer 27/35 32/33
Steer 35/+ 41/42
Bulls 35/+ 43/45
Dairy Cows 14/25 20/21

The above weight ranges are the most common offered, however, H.J. Hides and Skins can supply specific category on request by customer

Hide DiagramHide selection:
The selection ranges from 95/5, 90/10, sound/cuts (Firsts/seconds). This means there will be a maximum of 5%, 10% of cuts/seconds respectively.

Sounds/Firsts:
The hides have no holes in the prime area and up to three holes in the offal.

Cuts/Seconds:
Hides with up to three holes in the prime area and up to three or more holes in the offal.

Trim:
All hides are trimmed to remove faces, ears, and lips. Tails are shortened or tail root trimmed. Necks can be ā€œUā€ shaped, or straight cut as is found with Halal slaughtered cattle.

Curing:
All hides are cured in salt drums utilizing the best available technology and research along with the best preservatives/bactericides chemicals.