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Q: Leather yields from cattle ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Leather yields from cattle
Category: Science > Agriculture and Farming
Asked by: submergency-ga
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Posted: 10 Apr 2006 23:09 PDT
Expires: 10 May 2006 23:09 PDT
Question ID: 717680
What is the area of an "average" cattle hide at slaughter? What is the area of
the piece of leather that can be made from it?

Request for Question Clarification by denco-ga on 10 May 2006 00:36 PDT
Howdy submergency-ga,

Would the following numbers help?

"Leather hide sizes vary and range from 38 to 70 square feet depending on
the area of the world they come from."

"In Upholstery terms, the entire animal hide, averaging 45-55 square feet."

Small 20-25 [sq. ft.]; Medium 30-35 [sq. ft.] ... large 40-45 [sq. ft.].

"... a standard 6x8 ft cow hide rug consisting of 48 square feet ..."

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Leather yields from cattle
From: rainbow-ga on 10 Apr 2006 23:27 PDT
These may be helpful:

Subject: Re: Leather yields from cattle
From: submergency-ga on 11 Apr 2006 05:53 PDT
Thank you eainbow-ga for your comments.  I have the Guide to
Evaluating Slaughter Cattle.  I hadn't seen the USHSLA Standards
document, which is interesting and relevent.

I am looking for the area of a standard hide, or preferably some way
of approximating the area of the resulting hide from the live weight
of an animal at slaughter.
Subject: Re: Leather yields from cattle
From: rainbow-ga on 11 Apr 2006 06:19 PDT
Hi submergency,

I wasn't able to find the precise information you are looking for.
Hopefully another researcher will have better luck.

Best regards,
Subject: Re: Leather yields from cattle
From: myoarin-ga on 10 May 2006 03:16 PDT
Maybe these sites also help:

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