Most offers will specify a selection of 90/10, 80/20 or 70/30
Sounds/Cuts (Firsts/Seconds), meaning there will be a maximum of
10%, 20% or 30% cuts/seconds respectively.
These are hides with no holes in the prime area and up to three
holes in the offal.
Area outside prime
known as the offal.
Hides with up to three holes in the prime area and up to three or
more holes in the offal.
Although the standard of take-off may vary, the majority of Australian
hides originate from cattle that have been slaughtered in Government
inspected slaughtering establishments and many of these have mechanical
hide pullers and air knives.
The majority of hides in Australia are cured by using one of two
methods, namely drumsalted or brinecured. During either of these
processes the latest chemical bactericides are added.