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Old 10-07-2019, 07:23 AM
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Nice to know in advance. Looks like the May Sale has now turned into a July sale.

NAFA ANNOUNCES REVISED 2020 AUCTION SCHEDULE
Revised 2018 Auction Schedule


NAFA is pleased to announce our revised auction dates for 2020. The adjusted auction dates are as follows:

March 13-18, 2020 (On Show March 8, 2020)
July 6-10, 2020 (On Show June 30, 2020)
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:17 AM
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Roughly what are the last receiving dates? A July sale is weird.
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:56 PM
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A later Last Receiving Date would be good for getting those Spring Beaver and Muskrat into auction. The only option now is to freeze the pelts all summer and put everything up in October.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:18 AM
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Looks like some more restructuring at NAFA with the loss of the 10 million mink pelts, They are now going with only 2 sales. Just as Marty has already mentioned, we should have some very strong prices for wild fur in next 2-3 years.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:12 PM
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The best thing we can all do for the industry is to keep on producing. The fur market needs fur to market. If it does not have the fur to market then it will have a hard time to improve.

Marten trappers.... keep taking your marten annually. If you find the prices unfavourable, then freeze your dried pelts long term. Bring them out in a few years when things start heating up...

...unless you determine the whole economy and fur market collapsing. If so, it may be wise to not flesh your pelts, just salt the skins and freeze. They might make jerky by then and you can eat them!!!




Why do I single out marten? Such a nice little valuable package item. Little tiny hundred dollar bills and you could fill an old fashioned beer case or two every year in the wife's freezer without plugging the whole food system. And you might not even get echinococcus from them!

Hopefully they worth $150 - 4 years from now.

Lynx, Fox otters, beavers... that stuff kinda plugs up and backlogs... unless you have your own walk in running for other reasons.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:38 AM
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Marty, liked your advice except storing marten pelts in wifes freezer. If I did that I will be eating the unfleshed marten pelts sharing sleeping quarters with my hunting dog.
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