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PostPosted: 15 Jan 2016, 20:57 
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Some news from NAFA. Its not going to affect everyone but for one, I'm wanting to peek at my account next week...


Raccoon Update

January 15, 2016

Just before Christmas we posted an update to inform you that we were working with our promotional department to attract leading European fashion houses to put raccoons back on the runways. As a result of this, we have now completed several sales of better section heavy Western raccoon to these fashion houses. The timing of these Private Treaty sales was important to the fashion houses to have immediate delivery which allows them to take part of the skins to get dressed and into production for the March/April/May international fashion shows. Details of these sales will be posted to your accounts next week at which time you may check online. We will be paying these out together
with the proceeds of the January auction.

As mentioned in my earlier update, there is a difference between the colours and most of the prices that were indicated in my earlier update are, in fact, the prices that we have sold these skins at. The basis for a 5XL colour 2/3 Heavy Northern is $26.

This is an important first step to re-establishing raccoons as a fashion trend and hopefully China and others will then copy. However, even with this positive development, the demand for raccoons remains weak, as the Russian market continues to underperform.

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PostPosted: 15 Jan 2016, 21:29 
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One can only hope and pray. But that is some what of an encouragement.


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We may be enjoying the continuing drop in fuel prices this is greatly affecting the Russian economy. So, I don't see any kind of a real turn around anytime soon. Oil dropped to below $30.00 a barrel this week for the first time in quite some time.

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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2016, 20:27 
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I agree. Nice story, but it is meant to keep producers from disparing and keep them "hanging on". Any positive effects we could possibly see from this "effort", is several years down the road.

Kind of a shame....i got all kinds of gasoline capabilites with it going so low, but no real reason to go burn it on the line. Tsk tsk.....

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