The dried or dry salted hide brings with it natural contaminants from the ranch and feed lot. Dried dung can interfere with successful fleshing, causing great loss of value through tearing of the hide. Both dung and urine contaminate the hide with bacteria. TFL presents strategies to overcome these difficulties.
Soaking with enzymes, PELLVIT grades and BORRON, improves the removal of dried on dung but the dung still tends to come away as a lumps and these can block drainage holes in process vessels. Regular checks should be conducted to remove blockages.
Important: High amounts of dissolved dung / urine in soak will increase the growth of bacteria and the application of suitable biocides such as ARACIT must be used. Excessive amounts of dung call for increased offers of biocide.
Urine stains are sometimes a cosmetic problem but can also produce areas of putrefaction. PELLVIT enzymatic soaking with BORRON enzyme compatible surfactants can be effective in helping to remove these stains and also bleaching in pickle can be effective.
Excessive amounts of dissolved dung in the soak and lime will produce discoloured limed pelt and even dirty looking wet-blue.