Since there are so many elements from Banished that you took over you missed that one. Add a bar you can adjust the the cattle farms so we can kill them for meat upto a certain point.
Right now, if i haven't overlooked something, you have to click like a maniac when some workers are at the coop to get that meat. The horror of 200 chicken reproduciung faster that you can kill them off.
This could use some improvements, and yeah let cows drop hide when you kill them, just so those hides aren't sooo precious.