Livestock hides are no longer the profitable item they once were for Ontario abattoirs. That’s because alternatives to leather have become popular with consumers. Small and medium sized abattoirs operators are particularly concerned about their lack of disposal options, but so are farmers who worry about having to take the hides back. The Ontario Independent Meat Processors Association says it’s exploring waste and composting disposal services, but it’s not encouraged. Read more…
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Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.