Posted 7 years ago
I found this tie at an estate sale. I didn't have my glasses with me at the time, but I could read made from calf hide. When I got it home and read the inside of the tag, it was made not only from calf hide, but unborn calf....geez louise, what's up with that? Handmade in Tomball Texas on the 4R Ranch. The 4R Ranch doesn't seem to exist any longer in Tomball nor could I find any reference to it.
After Kerry's Response I found this interesting paragraph:
Bob veal and slink veal come from unusually young calves. Bob veal can come from a newborn calf who was just a few days or weeks old at slaughter. Slink veal comes from an unborn, premature or stillborn calf. Unborn calves are sometimes found when an adult cow is slaughtered and happens to be pregnant at the time of slaughter. Meat from unborn calves is now illegal for human consumption in the U.S., Canada and other countries, but their hides are used for boots and upholstery and their blood is used for science.