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FHA wants your fur
« on: October 28, 2019, 07:51:30 PM »
looks like FHA is stepping up their business to  handle the hole NAFA has created.
http://furharvesters.com/pdf/pressreleaseOCT28.pdf
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Re: FHA wants your fur
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 08:22:48 PM »
looks like FHA is stepping up their business to  handle the hole NAFA has created.
http://furharvesters.com/pdf/pressreleaseOCT28.pdf

I just don't see how it's possible. The whole left by NAFA equates to millions of skins. FHA does not have the infrastructure, man power or logistics to take that load.

I expect the state/regional auctions and us "country buyers" are in for a very big year.

Doug
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Re: FHA wants your fur
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 09:11:15 PM »
I can see it. All they need is a big warehouse. Populate it with grading tables and shipping facilities.
Probably some graders looking for work about now.
They have a few months to get things lined up.
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Re: FHA wants your fur
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2019, 09:26:28 PM »

I think your going to see less trappers this coming trapping season.

The market is still strong for coyotes and bobcats.
Water animals like beaver, otter, mink, muskrats, nutria, Oh and lets not forget raccoon are not worth going after.
Trappers are rethinking about this season.  I know, I am.

I think country Buyers will go out of Business if they buy on speculation.  They will go out if they don't have any orders to fill. 
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Re: FHA wants your fur
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2019, 05:20:58 AM »
Hope to see more people out trapping

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Re: FHA wants your fur
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2019, 01:30:32 PM »
I think country buyers will see more fur, as people may be less trusting of the auction houses and want their fur money upfront.  But I think (and hope) FHA will be able to take on the extra volume. Let's not forget, a large portion of the fur that go through country buyers ends up at the big auction houses anyway.  This is a huge opportunity for FHA, and I believe they will be doing everything they can to make it successful, and earn the trust of fur takers.

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Re: FHA wants your fur
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2019, 08:01:33 PM »
One guy commented on another forum that he asked a person at FHA if they could handle all of NAFAs fur and he said "We are working on it".
I do think local buyers will see more business but  like was said a lot of their stuff goes to the auctions.
The Winter Rendezvous is in late March. That might be the only selling opportunity in W WA.
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Re: FHA wants your fur
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2019, 09:56:59 PM »
I'm optimistic that this will be good for the business, it will make FHA a more viable operation, and they are after all the real wild fur market. There won't be competing auction dates between the two auction houses, etc.. The only downside is the buyers who went to NAFA primarily for ranch mink might not come to FHA just for wild fur, but who knows, it will be interesting to see.

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Re: FHA wants your fur
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 03:16:00 PM »


It is a definite game changer
JC



 


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