Leather products are a form of recycling because leather comes from the hides and skins of animals that would normally be considered waste products. Instead of taking up space in a landfill, these animals can turn into some of the most versatile materials out there, providing the basis for jackets, bags, automobile interiors and sports equipment.
When dairy and beef cows come to the end of their lives, Baker Commodities provides a service to the community by recycling the deceased animals, rather than leaving farms to dispose of their carcasses. We provide the initial process in the transformation of their hides into leather goods, beginning with the recovery and collection of the hides, followed by skinning and hide salting services that prepare them for the leather manufacturing industry.
Processing hides prepares them to be turned into leather by leather processing facilities and involves a few different steps:
At Baker Commodities, we have high-quality animal hides for sale, all sourced from the by-products of animals used in industries such as beef and dairy. Whether you’re looking to buy hides for leather processing or have us collect animal mortalities from your farm, our experienced staff members can help.