Salted Goat Skins

 

New Zealand goatskins are mainly produced between March and August each year. While limited in numbers they are finished for variable end uses including the production of shoes, gloves and garments. Goatskins offer good strength even at light substances as well as flat and tight grains.

Salted Goatskins
Following slaughter skins are cooled under controlled conditions for

transportation to one of our processing sites. Skins are salted upon arrival. The Salted goatskins are graded and packed for distribution to customers or prepared for further processing.

Pickled Goatskins
Processing through to pickle is available on request on a contract basis and is subject to minimum volumes and the availability of processing space. Skins are wet back from salted goatskins fleshed, placed in vessels and processed through to pickled goatskins. The pickled goatskins are graded and packed for distribution to customers.

 
   

Grade

Size

Description

Packing

(per pallet)

WS Goatskins XL

Over 7 SF Minimum 90% first grade and maximum 10% second grade. Butcher faults are allowed if they are confined to within 100 mm of the edge of the skin. Skins with holes in the fringe area, or have one missing shank will be downgraded to Large selection. Skins with holes, cuts or heavy flay in the main panel will be downgraded to Third selection. Grossly mis-shapen skins will be downgraded to Fourth selection. 300
WS Goatskins Large    6-7 SF Minimum 90% first grade and maximum 10% second grade combined. Butcher faults are allowed if they are confined to within 100 mm of the edge of the skin. Skins with holes in the fringe area, or have one missing shank will be downgraded to Medium selection. Skins with holes, cuts or heavy flay in the main panel will be downgraded to Third selection. Grossly mis-shapen skins will be downgraded to Fourth selection. 400
WS Goatskins Medium 4-6 SF Minimum 90% first grade and Maximum 10% second grade combined. Butcher faults are allowed if they are confined to within 100 mm of the edge of the skin. Skins with holes in the fringe area, or have one missing shank will be downgraded to Small selection. Skins with holes, cuts or heavy flay in the main panel will be downgraded to Third selection. Grossly mis-shapen skins will be downgraded to Fourth selection. 500
WS Goatskins Small Under 4 SF Minimum 90% first grade and maximum 10% second grade combined. Skins with holes in the fringe area, or have one missing shank will be downgraded to Third selection. Skins with holes, cuts or heavy flay in the main panel will be downgraded to Third selection. Grossly mis-shapen skins will be downgraded to Fourth selection. 600
WS Goatskins Third All in Defective skins from XL, Large, Medium and Small selections. Includes skins which may have holes, cuts and heavy flay in the main panel. Skins will have a minimum of 2 SF per skin of continuous useable area and be no less than two thirds on an intact goatskin. 500
WS Goatskins Fourth All in Includes defective skins from Third selection. Includes skins with less than 2 SF per skin of continuous useable area and skins that are less than two thirds of an intact goatskin. 500
WS Goatskins Angora All in Includes goatskins that are of angora breed. Includes angora goatskins of all quality selections except Fourth selection. Angora goatskins that are of Fourth selection quality shall be discarded. 300

Brands

Tomoana: Tomoana Pelt Processors, Hastings, Hawkes Bay - North Island 

Christchurch: Graeme Lowe Christchurch, Canturbury - South Island

Blue Sky: Blue Sky Meats, Invercargill, Southland - South Island

Fairton: Silver Fern Farms, Fairton, South Canterbury - South Island