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NAFA report. #6367815
11/08/18 01:15 AM
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A message from Herman Jansen, Managing Director:
Overproduction of ranch mink and fox continues to have a negative impact on the demand for wild fur. Western Coyotes, Western Lynx Cats and larger, heavier Sable will be the exception. The Coyote trim business continues to be in full fashion, with Canada Goose being the major taker of Coyote trim for high end down filled jackets. As successful as Canada Goose has been, many other fashion companies now are following their lead.
Good quality, Western Lynx Cats with better belly colours are in very strong demand, primarily for the Russian market, for use in high end garments as well as trimming. This exclusive market continues to prosper and as a result, top end Lynx Cats, with bigger size and clear bellies will remain exceptionally high in price. Flatter section Lynx Cats will follow a similar pattern as last year.
Lynx with better belly colours will also be in good demand, however commercial qualities and off coloured bellies will be inexpensive or difficult to sell.
Larger, good quality, heavy Sables are expected to continue to bring a premium, with Korea being the major taker. NAFA dominates as the biggest supplier of all furs to Korea, with 80% of their better quality mink purchases originating from NAFA. Without exception, NAFA attracts the largest number of Korean buyers compared to any auction house in the world and as a result we have obtained the highest prices for our sable collection.
Most other wild fur articles will be negatively affected by the overproduction situation. An exception could be female Fisher, which were mainly bought by China. However it is too early to tell, given the retail market has yet to get under way.
At the present time, North American Raccoons, which NAFA has sold at higher than expected levels in the last couple of years, have hit a roadblock. We are doing major promotional work and workshops in China, but demand seems to be limited to only the Jumbo and XXXL Western Northern and North Central sections like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Dakotas, Iowa and Nebraska. The major problem for this article is the ban on selling Raccoon by the larger retailers in the U.S., including Neiman Marcus and Saks. We will keep you informed of any developments that may change this picture. Early caught, small size, Eastern and Semi-heavy sections are nearly impossible to sell at this time.
The Beaver market is similar to last year, with the hatter business taking quantities at very low prices.
Red Foxes continue to struggle with only the largest, best quality, dark red in demand. Limited quantities of better quality Grey Foxes have been sold, but we will have to update you on further progress.
Muskrats have followed the same pattern as ranch mink this season, steadily declining all season, however they should be saleable at these lower prices.
Squirrels, Ermine, and Opossums are currently not salable at this time and we believe it will be in the best interests of the trapper to use these skins for different purposes or store them for a year or two.
It is very important to harvest only the better quality, fully prime fur because in this difficult market, the buyers will be very discriminating. We understand that some of you have provincial license quotas and may have to use different criteria and harvest a certain quantity of furbearers.
NAFA continues to be the only company promoting wild fur in all markets. We strongly believe in this commitment and we will continue to explore every possible way to promote and expand wild fur markets in all major fur consuming countries. We are convinced that only through continued promotion can we achieve the highest possible clearances and prices for our shippers.


Consignment agent for the Colorado Fur Auction
Accepting fur in any amount from anywhere. Thanks for your support!!

Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367822
11/08/18 01:24 AM
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Thanks for sharing.

Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367910
11/08/18 02:36 AM
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Some day I will figure out how to only trap the biggest, best quality, best colored animals in the woods; that sell in this market. I keep catching what's there. What am I supposed to do with the 90% they can't sell for for decent prices?


Who is John Galt?
Re: NAFA report. [Re: Dirt] #6367933
11/08/18 03:05 AM
11/08/18 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Dirt
Some day I will figure out how to only trap the biggest, best quality, best colored animals in the woods; that sell in this market. I keep catching what's there. What am I supposed to do with the 90% they can't sell for for decent prices?


You can be like the guys in Arkansas and buy the orange bottle and start tanning. Sell them at a garage sale.


Lol


Cold as ice!
Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367942
11/08/18 03:25 AM
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LOL.

Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367947
11/08/18 03:34 AM
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Don't worry Boco (AKA Provincial Quota), your excused for catching worthless fur.

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Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367948
11/08/18 03:38 AM
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LOL.I do like Jurassic said.

Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367949
11/08/18 03:39 AM
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I mean, itís really not that hard to catch mostly quality prime fur, just canít trap every day of the season. Sometimes you start late and end early. And (gasp) dare I say may be donít keep every critter caught.


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Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367951
11/08/18 03:45 AM
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Believe it or not,there is a decent market for fur coming on to prime,or slt damaged goods when repaired after tanning.Not at the auction though.

Re: NAFA report. [Re: trapperne] #6367955
11/08/18 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by trapperne
I mean, itís really not that hard to catch mostly quality prime fur, just canít trap every day of the season. Sometimes you start late and end early. And (gasp) dare I say may be donít keep every critter caught.



So you need to come up here and show me how to only catch adult male marten that are not pale or xpale (the only marten that are in demand ) of course we need to release all the dead other ones.

Currently, NAFA's offering only consist of about 10% of these 2XL Heavies.

Maybe then you could square me away on catching only A colored bellied Lynx that they still give away.

Then we can target only the dk red fox. Maybe 20% of the fox here.

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Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367962
11/08/18 03:56 AM
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Your comprehension is lacking,Dirt.
It says to trap prime fur for the raw fur market,and only ship goods that will sell for good prices.Keep the off colored stuff that you catch or market it elsewhere.

Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367966
11/08/18 04:04 AM
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"It is very important to harvest only the better quality, fully prime fur because in this difficult market,"

All my fur is fully prime. It is not all better quality.


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Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367969
11/08/18 04:09 AM
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Well I guess youíd bette hang it up, life ainít fair and not everyone has quality fur no matter what part of the season


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Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367970
11/08/18 04:10 AM
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Better quality means section.If you have a poor quality section don't trap it.IE-our section of rats is poor quality,compared to a Great lakes rat,even when prime.
Like your western beaver.

Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367973
11/08/18 04:21 AM
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Oh I see, better quality means section. So you shouldn't trap those little semi-hvy Ontario marten.


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Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367978
11/08/18 04:34 AM
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I don't envy the pr guy that has to put the lipstick on the pig that is the current mkt.

Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6367986
11/08/18 04:44 AM
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It is pretty simple really, catch as good as you can and make them store it for free if it donít sell.

Letís not make mountains out of mole hills.


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Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6368241
11/08/18 02:54 PM
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Not that simple. You may have to ranch mink and lose money, but I don't have to trap and lose money. I need to figure out what they can sell that makes me money. Their useless trapping advice they can keep to themselves. Here's some advice from the trapper. Sell some fur at profitable levels. I can provide all kinds then.

Last edited by Dirt; 11/08/18 02:57 PM.

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Re: NAFA report. [Re: Boco] #6368592
11/08/18 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Better quality means section.If you have a poor quality section don't trap it.IE-our section of rats is poor quality,compared to a Great lakes rat,even when prime.
Like your western beaver.

Western beaver can really look good, it's just that NO ONE traps them in the winter anymore. And haven't for years.

Last edited by wy.wolfer; 11/08/18 09:58 PM.
Re: NAFA report. [Re: Monster Toms] #6368596
11/08/18 10:04 PM
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I cant imagine why no one hardly traps under ice beaver.

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