The UK operation is run by Steve Rose, who has over 25 years’ experience with major UK abattoirs and was involved in the purchase and control of hides for the Pittards Tannery Group. Steve is charged with increasing our supply from the UK and forming partnerships with abattoirs. He also travels on behalf of the Group to meet tanneries and sales teams in India and South America.
All hides are stack-cured, un-fleshed, 100% machine pulled and trimmed. Selection 70/30%-1/11 or better in raw. We offer renderer hides from kennels in the UK and Ireland, guaranteeing the best in quality, from collection and take-off through to salting and grading.
All hides are either shipped directly to markets or sent for grading and further selection at our facilities in Italy.
We grade all skins according to wool length: usually under 2 inches, and above 2 inches. The length will be specified in each contract. Special grades can be offered according to tannery needs. Shorn sheep are available from July through to December.
Beef - Main Raw Hide Categories
|Grade||Salted Weight Range||Average Salted Weight||Yield in Wet-blue|
|Ox/Heifer||22.5/26.5||25/26 kgs||40/42 sq.ft.|
|Ox/Heifer||27/30.5||29/30 kgs||47/49 sq.ft.|
|Ox/Heifer||31/38.5||35/36 kgs||52/54 sq.ft.|
|Ox/Heifer||39+||42/44 kgs||58/60 sq.ft.|
|Cows||20/30||26/28 kgs||46/48 sq.ft.|
|Category||Weight Range||Average Salted Weight|
Lamb - Main Grades & Seasons
|Grade||Size sq.ft. / skin||Main Season|