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 Post subject: Naf lotting grades
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2015, 19:00 
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Nothing today being first day of inspection. Tomorrow you should start to see all your grades. It might take a few days for everyone to get the results. David is on pins and needles for his grades. Best of luck to everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2015, 21:07 
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Good luck David! You certainly did a great job in my book. Hope you get well satisfied in your grading and lotting. Good luck to all.

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PostPosted: 22 Mar 2015, 21:27 
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I hope they add some of my stuff that is up there.

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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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Sterlen told me that he did not expect them to let any grey fox out. Prices are too low.


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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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Chick wrote:
Sterlen told me that he did not expect them to let any grey fox out. Prices are too low.


You could be right. Grey fox did not do well at the FHA sale last month.


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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2015, 23:57 
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Sterlen is the NAFA shipping person for our area.


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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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Oh good this should give me something to do during my distance ed course today at school :)

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My grades were posted this am.....good luck boys

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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2015, 12:04 
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I read on trapperman that everything should be posted after 6pm tonight. (6pm in Toronto)

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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2015, 13:41 
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They've started posting some stuff now, no rats beaver or coon yet, which is pretty much what I was waiting for lol

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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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My couple of skunks and grinners are up. I have a 1 grinner and skunk on the first page of each category, although that's probably not saying much. I'd like to see those 7, 4XL stinkers in the first lot of the pepes. 7 is such as nice round number. The next lot has a 37 count so those 7 must be special, although there are a few other very small skunk lots (a couple of 5 count, a 6) thrown in here and there. Sort of a head scratcher on how they divide things out...

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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2015, 16:24 
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Checked David's account , so far just his weasels and red fox. One fox is super select top lot so it says. Never seen that before. Will be interesting to see how much that fox brings.


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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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Yeah wolf, I'll be watching David's reddie. That sucker may go for more than about 2/3rds of my entire 19 items offered. I seem to be missing 1 cooner but perhaps it got picked off on the way to the auction in the private deal already. My ratio seems to be holding up, about 1/4 of my coon get graded Western Northern and 3/4 Western North-Central. My smaller skins have higher grades (sel, sda, I*) than my larger ones (all I-II) but the bigger ones are all 2-3 for color whereas the smaller ones are 4-5 so it might all come out in the wash (if they all sell)...

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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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Bingo, they finally assigned my few pelts with lotting numbers this afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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Well, my grey fox from last year are listed, and they have a pile of them. I bet I will be lucky to get $20 for the Select.


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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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Had one coyote grade in the eastern sections as follows:

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3XL-XL II DK-DBR 1-4 GD,NTN,NTH


anyone know what the NTN means? I can't find it anywhere in the NAFA Grading Descriptions.


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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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Just got looking into my grades a little more. I found out that only 1 of my coons actually graded in the Canadian section, 3 were in the Western Northern, and the last one was a section 3. Kind of weird since I'm in Eastern Canada. I can share my grades as long as you guys promise not to laugh at my poor grades :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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Just got looking into my grades a little more. I found out that only 1 of my coons actually graded in the Canadian section, 3 were in the Western Northern, and the last one was a section 3. Kind of weird since I'm in Eastern Canada. I can share my grades as long as you guys promise not to laugh at my poor grades :wink:


No need to worry LHB, all of us at one time or another have furs that grade poorly. My red fox that I have at this auction graded as dark DG1 due to a small hole that turned larger during fleshing. The great thing about wood stretchers is that you can close up a hole with pins but not enough to save it to keep it out of the damaged lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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Just got looking into my grades a little more. I found out that only 1 of my coons actually graded in the Canadian section, 3 were in the Western Northern, and the last one was a section 3. Kind of weird since I'm in Eastern Canada. I can share my grades as long as you guys promise not to laugh at my poor grades :wink:

This was the toughest grades I have seen yet from NAFA. It seems they downgraded most of my coons a size. I kept very few dinks and I still have the fewest number of 3x and 4x that I have ever had. The colors were grades very hard as well. My percentage of 2 and 3 are way off from usual as well. I don't know why nafa does this. Grade the fur as it is and if they decide to let the higher grades go for a lower price then so be it, the market is what it is. Don't donwgrade the fur to make it more appealing to the market so you can justify the lower prices.

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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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This may be a dumb response but.. How does NAFA grade? By that i mean does one person do it all? A group or "committee"?, is it "Russian Roulette" hoping(or praying) you get "Phil" or whomever that is very liberal on their grades? I know Fur Taker auctions the fur went down a table and got an average from a group or "committee" of 4 or so graders which was neat because you stood right there and heard the "critique" of your fur. For big auctions there might be 3or4 of these setups at the door. It was very educational. Hope you guys do great at NAFA.

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 Post subject: Re: Naf lotting grades
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Seems we have a lot of questions (as usual) about the upcoming NAFA sales. My question is about their symbols, what do each of these mean:
RD
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Swamp Rat wrote:
Seems we have a lot of questions (as usual) about the upcoming NAFA sales. My question is about their symbols, what do each of these mean:
RD
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PT
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NC


RD=Round Derriere
SP= Super Poor
PT= Proper Tinge
M.S.=Muskrat Scrotum
NC= Not Cataloged

Maybe. :lol:


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Swamp Rat wrote:
Seems we have a lot of questions (as usual) about the upcoming NAFA sales. My question is about their symbols, what do each of these mean:
RD
SP
PT
M.S.
NC


RD=Round Derriere
SP= Super Poor
PT= Proper Tinge
M.S.=Muskrat Scrotum
NC= Not Cataloged

Maybe. :lol:


Dang! I think you are exactly correct! :--o

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Swamp Rat wrote:
Seems we have a lot of questions (as usual) about the upcoming NAFA sales. My question is about their symbols, what do each of these mean:
RD
SP
PT
M.S.
NC

Rd is red tinge
Sp is select pale
Pt I have no idea what that means
Ms is milk stained
Nc is north central section

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To continue my rant, if you look at the north central section of coons, you will see that out of thousands and thousands of coon, there are only 215 4x color 2-3? That is almost impossible given that amount of fur in that catalog. I may send to FHA if my next batch for the summer auction goes this way.

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