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Re: NAFA sale 2016
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2016, 11:29:19 PM »
why are they not interested in bidding?

$64 question. Guessing but probably nobody using them. If it wasn't for Canada Goose coyotes would be in the toilet too. Somebody comes up with a product people want with otter they will take off. Until then? 

I think you are a little high,
$2 rats
$8 beaver
$4 mink
I hope I am wrong!

I read where FHA offered 20,000 top end coyotes and they basically flopped.
Coyote was the one thing was supposed to be demand for.
Well you hit the rats right for us. $2 average. However we did get a $7 avg for mink and $10 for beaver. Only 1 beaver didn't sell and it was the best grade fur of them all. Can't figure that.  :dunno:

Well, I wish I was a little more wrong to the good side. I've had a number of BB in the last few years that were my best. I always figured NAFA was going for more then the bidders were willing. Maybe they will private treaty them. I'm never been happy with the result but to be fair I probably would have been unhappy if they had let them go at the auction.
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Re: NAFA sale 2016
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2016, 04:06:28 PM »
I think you are a little high,
$2 rats
$8 beaver
$4 mink
I hope I am wrong!

I read where FHA offered 20,000 top end coyotes and they basically flopped.
Coyote was the one thing was supposed to be demand for.

I've been studying the results all afternoon. I had an interest in the coyotes mainly and I was very disappointed. Western semi-heavies only sold 60% at $26.78 averages. That's down $10 ($36.34) from January and down $28 ($54.33) from January, 2015. I thought coyotes were going to hold strong as well.

Silly me for trying to predict the fur market!
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Re: NAFA sale 2016
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2016, 05:11:20 PM »
There is an interesting thread over on the Lynx lair about coyotes.
Apparently Canada Goose wants only the very best of the best. It sounds like they rejected a bunch of the ones bought by their suppliers and they were sent back to the auction.
from what they said Canada Goose is buying the trim strips from suppliers, not the entire coyote and last year they were not happy with some of the product they were getting so they are inspecting pre-cutting now and are a lot more selective.
It sounds like buyers were paying good money for what they thought were good but many didn't make the grade.
Bottom line, there is a good market for select coyotes and not much demand  for the rest. I really don't think we have the kind of coyotes Canada Goose wants in WA.
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Re: NAFA sale 2016
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2016, 05:30:18 PM »
There is an interesting thread over on the Lynx lair about coyotes.
Apparently Canada Goose wants only the very best of the best. It sounds like they rejected a bunch of the ones bought by their suppliers and they were sent back to the auction.
from what they said Canada Goose is buying the trim strips from suppliers, not the entire coyote and last year they were not happy with some of the product they were getting so they are inspecting pre-cutting now and are a lot more selective.
It sounds like buyers were paying good money for what they thought were good but many didn't make the grade.
Bottom line, there is a good market for select coyotes and not much demand  for the rest. I really don't think we have the kind of coyotes Canada Goose wants in WA.

Washington coyotes certainly are not the best. I know north of Wenatchee you can get into some western heavies. Here in the basin we get plenty of pales but I am lucky to get a semi-heavy grade. It's too bad because we sure have a pile of them around here!
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