Hides and skins, Tanning, Leather industry, Production possibilities, Sheep, Western Australia
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Australia's exports of 313 million preserved sheep and lamb skins were valued at $A261.2 million FOB (free on board) in 1986-87. Just over 40 per cent (13.1 million) of these skins went to France for fellmongering, which is the process of removing wool from skins, leaving a bare pelt suitable for tanning. The balance went to other countries including Yugoslavia, Spain and West Germany, mainly for tanning with the wool on.
Frapple, P G.
"New initiatives in processing Australian sheep skins,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 29
, Article 3.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol29/iss3/3