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COVID 19 hitting Utah Mink Farms hard
« on: October 11, 2020, 11:41:25 AM »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/thousands-of-farmed-minks-have-died-from-covid-19-in-utah/ar-BB19UyIr?li=BBnbcA1

Hate to wish bad fortune on anyone but I wonder if this will accelerate the closing of fur farms that have been so hard hit by depressed fur prices.
Eventually you would think there might be enough of a shortage to see fur prices start to rise.
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Re: COVID 19 hitting Utah Mink Farms hard
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 02:26:42 PM »
We could hope for better prices, but this wouldn't be the way I want it to happen. Everyone needs to make a living but could you imagine losing half your income in 2 weeks? That's got to be a hell of a problem for those farmers

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Re: COVID 19 hitting Utah Mink Farms hard
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 02:44:22 PM »
Yep it's bad times all the way around. When this was hitting Europe it was killing all the mink in there farms and several countries ordered all farmed mink to be incinerated and stop raising mink while this is going around. They where worried it would become a reservoir and come back out of the mink back into people changed. Because people working at mink farms where catching covid and they thought it was from the sick mink and only a mater of time before it mutated. I don't know what ever happened, and if they have started raising mink again. But my hunch is MOST or a really large part, of the worlds mink production has been lost due to this.

I hate to be paranoid, but it could also get into our wild mink and otter and have the same effect on the wild population. From what I have read it can survive and show up in waist water and effluent. Plus trash and other vectors. Then we have a wild reservoir, that lives in our back yards. So we could be facing a new covid each year, just like a new flu each year. I hope I am way off. But it wouldn't shock me if the wild numbers tank as well over this.

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