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 Post subject: 2017-18 Fur Outlook
PostPosted: 24 Oct 2017, 16:13 
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My buddy John was talking to Jim Griffith the other day, Jim is our local Fur Harvester Auction Rep who lives about 10 miles from me. Anyway, he was explaining to my buddy John that even though the auction houses cleared out their surplus coon don't expect much advancement in that market this year. Jim explained that the big buyers are so worried that the smaller buyers are holding onto coon that they are afraid that any small advancement will flood the market again.

As far as a rosier picture, Jim Griffith said he expects mink, fox, coyote and fisher to move at better prices. However, if there is still a flood of left over ranch mink the wild mink will suffer. He also mentioned that beaver is in the same boat as coon.

Jim also said that if China and Russia start buying fur at the levels they did 6 years ago then we will see nice increases in the fur market.

This message was on the NAFA Website.

NORTH AMERICAN FUR AUCTIONS INC. WILD FUR ANNOUNCEMENT

10/20/2017
NORTH AMERICAN FUR AUCTIONS 65 SKYWAY AVE, TORONTO, ON | 416-675-9320 WWW.NAFA.CA
NORTH AMERICAN FUR AUCTIONS (US) INC. 205 INDUSTRIAL CIRCLE, STOUGHTON, WI | 608-205-9200 WWW.NAFA.CA




October 20, 2017


A REMINDER TO ALL WILD FUR PRODUCERS

As another trapping season approaches, the wild fur market is still in the process of recovery and it is important to remember that maximizing the value of your harvest is something that you can control. There will be good demand for most wild fur articles, however, the market will continue to be selective, so please refrain from trapping too early, when fur has not yet begun its priming process. This will only produce early caught, unprimed, smaller sized skins that are not only difficult to sell, but will produce very unattractive and disappointing prices for our producers. Similarly, trapping too late into the season (when skins become springy and rubbed) will also result in a product that is difficult to sell.

We urge everyone to take this into strong consideration as the season nears and to have a safe and successful trapping season.

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 Post subject: Re: 2017-18 Fur Outlook
PostPosted: 25 Oct 2017, 18:43 
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That's good news on fox. Just saw a big beautiful red this evening. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 2017-18 Fur Outlook
PostPosted: 26 Oct 2017, 21:00 
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Little different story up here on fur this year. but i guess what they are saying might be for American fur. No digs but you most all miss the best fur sales because of your late starts. Beaver has done well for early sale at FHA , mink is going to be not bad and fox and fisher should increase some what. Coyote is in demand but for better skins, no early ones. So the overall pic is from the auction houses is no early caught fur and less coon. better selections will move, garbage will not.


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