yields that are ready for use

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Definition of Yield

Yield is the usable leather left after all natural imperfections, wastes, and scars have been removed from the hide. 

Leather is a natural product that’s produced in irregular shapes and with natural blemishes or markings. 

To get the desired shape and size, part of the hide is removed, including the holes, scratches, and brand marks. 

What’s left after all the trimming is what’s referred to as a yield.

Example of Yield in a Sentence

"Fine-grained bovine leather with few scars and scratches provides a lower cutting yield."

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