Hides and skins are a by-product from the meat industry, which represent between 5% and 10% of the carcass value. They are perishable material that require to be preserved according to strict criteria – savoir-faire of our members.
The availability of hides and skins depends on the meat demand and kill numbers.
France counts 39 different cow species and 55 sheep species.
The value and quality of hides varies according to :