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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 13:45 
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looks like my sons truck fund isn't gonna grow much :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 13:50 
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Correction. 4 out of 5 Western Northerns were bought back. So my ave. on 1 hide so far is $13.50

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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NonPCfed wrote:
Not looking good. A couple of my Western Northerns that the same skins went for $26 in Feb. were down to $15. Of my 5 NWestern, 2 were bought back and the 3 ave. is $14.50.

Maybe the regions will be hot but if the top region is recent past is down 40%, I think the easterns and centrals could be further in the dumper :(


Anything Eastern will get hit hard. Will be lucky if anything past western north centrals will sell.

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 14:51 
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6% clearance on my 17 coons so far offered. Bring on the private party treaty or Sept. (whatever comes first)! Next fall it looks will be the quest for whatever muskrats are left in SD...Interesting how it can go from boom to bust in 2 years :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 15:01 
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Coons are getting hammered.


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 15:13 
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I averaged 17.00 on my coon.


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 15:22 
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Whoohoo sold 8 out of 39 :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 16:10 
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sold 4 coons @ $20.00 average after commision, rest bought back, $4.40 drop per head from last sale, still happy with those that sold


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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:shock: Pretty sad when you start rooting for your hides to get Bought Back! :roll: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 16:49 
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NonPCfed wrote:
wolf- sorry to hear your marten were still in the dumpster. How do these prices & clearances compare to the general history of selling pine marten?? I know its hard to compare years or eras without normalizing to base year of how much money on either side of that year is worth because everything tends to cost more because of inflation. But were the marten prices just bad when compared to the past couple of years, the worse in a decade, worse in 30 years,???


Here are my marten averages over 11 years

2014.....May sale...$47.92.....6 unsold
2014....Feb sale....$113.81....42 unsold
2013....Feb Sale....$161.26....100% sold
2012....Feb Sale....$100.39....100% sold
2011....Feb sale....$92.16....100% sold
2010....Feb sale....$65.19....100% sold
2009....Feb Sale....$65.83....100% sold
2008....Feb sale....$97.37....100% sold
2007....Feb sale....$79.73....100% sold
2006....Feb sale....$93.19....100% sold
2005....Feb sale....$68.84....100% sold
2004...Feb sale....$65.35....100% sold
2003....Feb sale....$71.02....100% sold

As you can see they do go up and down but this year has been very drastic in price range as well as buy backs. I see coon are also getting hit very hard. Wild mink took a dive. The only thing doing good so far are rats. Beaver go tomorrow so lets hope they at least sell. I for sure will think things out next year before I go heavy into trapping. The September sale should be an indicator. Anyway I have marten at FHA for their sale next week. Now the next big worry is what to do with all the fur money :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 16:59 
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Stand corrected by my 13 year old, the average is 19.88 :oops: :oops: :oops:, so that puts it closer to $5 a head drop from february


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 19:30 
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I averaged $12.00 on muskrat. Nice!

The female mink I had there went for $12.00. That was much lower than expected but after ranch mink went lower I figured that would happen.

The 2 coon I had there were bought back. Looks like the coon market is going to enter some tough times.

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 19:40 
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Ouch is all I can say after seeing the coon results. Still have three that haven't sold, not too bad, but I would like to see higher clearances. Hope the market is not flooded with coon before next season even starts!!!!! I am really glad I sold the majority of my fur in the February sale, especially my mink. Hope things go better tomorrow, but the way the ranch fox sold today I don't have my hopes up.


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 20:02 
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Here is an email that NAFA sent.



North American Fur Auctions
Since 1670
May 19, 2014

NAFA opened its Wild Fur sale today amid challenging conditions following a difficult ranch mink sale. Given the reality of much cheaper mink prices, Wild Fur is now struggling to find its own niche in the international fur market.

The day started with a large offering of Can/Am Sable which sold 70%, at declining prices, meeting resistance throughout. A record offering of nearly 800,000 Raccoons sold approximately 25% at a significantly reduced price level. Muskrats were the exception for the day which sold 100% at somewhat firm prices. Wild Mink sold 36%, Fisher sold 78% and Otter sold 17%. The Wild Fur sale continues tomorrow with Beaver, Coyote, Lynx, Lynx Cats and Wild Fox.

The ranch Silver Fox sale saw bigger sizes and better goods mainly withdrawn.

NAFA Day 6, May 19, 2014

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 20:32 
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It looks like the private party deals are starting tonight. I had a second coon show up as sold in my account just now. It went for $11 but won't know what lot it was until later I suppose.

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 20:45 
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Yep, private treaty deals start right after a lot is taken off the auction block. I think it is a couple weeks before you will be able to see any details on anything private treaty.

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 20 May 2014, 06:01 
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Man I feel bad for the guys that "HAVE" to have the money. I'm glad that it was my son that wants to trap. We aren't going to make any money doing it but we sure do have fun. I would say that by the time he turns 16 he'll be able to at least get a beater truck for the efferts :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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Man beaver weren't doing all that bad (prices were down quite a bit, but were selling for somewhat decent prices I suppose), but once they hit the smaller sizes they went to crap. XL and down was a hard sell. Buyers just don't need the fur that bad, not even making an attempt at most of it. That seems to be the story for all the hard to sell furs. Can't expect much else though, it is late in the selling season, most orders have been filled. With the bad retail season this past year, they didn't need to fill a whole lot of fur volume, no sense in buying fur that you don't need, simply for speculation. No telling what next years retail season will bring.

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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My first coyote for the day was for 82.00 dollars. Wished they all would bring that much, if they did I would buy you all a beer.


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Good price on that one Jeff. Sold the one yote we had up there for $70, I will take that. I must say I am pleasantly surprised by the yotes, didn't think they would do very well. Now on to the puddy tats :mrgreen: Can't wait to see if our first one goes and what it goes for :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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Russ, my coyotes averaged $35.25 with only two being bought back. I'm happy with that. Easterns sure took a beating.


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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Yeah the easterns did get hit pretty hard. Heavy and Semi's did good though.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: First cat went for $300, our highest to date

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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Nice Russ, I had only one cat grade Western, it was a kitten so pretty small. Brought 80.00, when it was hanging in my fur room i figured it would be worth around 60.00. So I am happy so far.


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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Thanks Jeff. Got 7 more to go. Good luck on the rest of your cats.

I am a little surprised that the smaller cats overall in the western section went for as low as they did for this sale. I don't know if I just never paid attention, or if they have always gone quite that low.

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