One of the most recognized worldwide names for conscious management and animal welfare - in particular at livestock - is confirmed for the 2nd CICB Sustainability Forum. Michael Appleby, Chief Scientific Adviser the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), based in London is the speaker of the panel: Leather, Past and Future: Ecology, Economy and Ethics of Sustainability.
Leatherbiz reports that the Secretary-general of COTANCE, the leather industry’s representative body in the European Union, has urged leather-sector companies in Europe to consider taking part in a new voluntary initiative to make identification of “green” products easier and more uniform.
In North America this past week, steer prices remained very firm with a few selections like heavy Texas advancing a dollar. Sales on a c&f basis were seen in and around $107.00. Wet blue Texas steers saw bids at $115.00 and $116.00 c&f that were countered a dollar and two higher in some cases.
Reporting from Californoa Hidenet's Chief editor and Publisher, Don Ohsman, informs ther world leather trade that prices have remained steady in Europe and the USA despite low volumes being traded due to the absence of buyers from China because of the Dragon Boat Festival.Benchmark Heavy Texas Steers remained around US$105 - US$106 and in the lead up to the August holidys in Europe, even Italy has been much quieter.