Cape Produce Company recently entered into a long term agreement with the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC), an EU approved abattoir group, to market their hides internationally. BMC slaughter approx. 200,000 cattle per annum in world class abattoirs conforming to the best international standards. The cattle are all European breeds, similar to South African cattle, with little/no hump.Hides are all machine pulled.All curing is controlled and monitored to ensure exceptional preservation.
BMC hides are sold completely separate from the South African hide production. All hides are sold on a pure Tablerun basis; with only 3rd Grade and Rejects hides removed. The grain quality of the hides is good with the primary defect being brands. Botswana hides average between 2 and 4 brands per hide; with 90% of the brands in the butt and neck area; occasionally a side brand is also present.
20ft Containers; Wetblue Bovine Hides, whole unsplit, fleshed and sammed, as follows: