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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

P G. Frapple

Keywords

Hides and skins, Tanning, Leather industry, Production possibilities, Sheep, Western Australia

First Page Number

79

Last Page Number

82

Abstract

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.

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