Fur Auction Summary: January to March 2009

Here are the results of auctions that took place from January to March 2009.


North American Fur Auctions
Jan. 7, 2009

Offered% SoldSectionAverageTop
Raccoon
105,17848
15
10
Mainly Withdrawn
CanadianWestern NorthernWestern Northern Central

North

Central

Section III

$20.52
$19.24
$22.58
$31
$31
$32
Beaver24,73130
25
100
Eastern
Western
Section III
$28.42
$25.21
$9.19
$58
$41
Coyote16,06545
45
Western HeavyEastern$27.78
$29.48
$60
$34
Muskrat104,99585
60
100
Eastern IWestern ISection III$3.04
$2.24
$.56
$6.50
$4

Fur Harvester’s Auction
Jan. 9, 2009

 Offered % Sold
Section
Average
Top
 Beaver 14,80670
36
III Section$25.15
$9.78
$52
 Mink 5,18536$12.12$16
 Otter 77557$39.38$60
 Fisher 1,49875$50.84$76
 Muskrat 44,68770$3.35$6.90
 Raccoon 28,3428$34
 Coyote 10,549Mainly Unsold
 Red Fox
 6,98181

Mainly Unsold
Mainly UnsoldEastern
Western
Central $38
$21.88 Arctic Fox
 83187 $18.29$50 Grey Fox
 49462 $25.71$37 Cross Fox
 7981 $32.72$52 Timber Wolf
 16394
84Arctic
Eastern$172.70
$64.67$360
$160 Wolverine 3185 $233.08$400 Weasel 7,226Mainly Unsold    Squirrel 6,326Mainly Unsold

North American Fur Auctions
Feb. 20 to 22, 2009

Offered% SoldSectionAverageTop
Muskrat200,845100
100
Eastern I
Western I
$3.86
$2.55
$9
$4.50
Fisher10,149100Section I
LGE
MED
Small
Overall
$43.21
$44.05
$41.96
$42.83
$42.83
$90
Marten65,323100Heavy I
XXL/XL
LGE
MED
Overall
Semi Heavy I
XXL/XL
LGE
MED
Overall
Section II
$145
$65.88
$40.52
$26.77
$51.38

$48.81
$35.68
$26.11
$37.58
$16.79 Beaver96,051Sel. Demand
Sel. Demand
100Eastern
Western
Section III$70
$40
$5.67 Otter10,550100 $30.85$94Raccoon327,809Withdrawn
50
45
25
40
Withdrawn
Withdrawn
65Canadian

Western Northern

Western Northern Central

Eastern Northern Central

Western Semi

Eastern Semi

Central

Section III$18.56
$17.86
$10.40
$9.10
$2.55$58
$43
$27
$26Coyote75,75860
30
Withdrawn
Withdrawn
100Western Heavy

Eastern

Semi-Heavy

Flat

Section III$30.70
$24.72
$3.02$170
$34Lynx3,90555
80I
Section III$128.02
$23.98$340Lynx ‘Cat7,46725
65
25
Withdrawn
WithdrawnCanadian

Western

North Central

Northern

Central (Flat)$74.79
$281.35
$67.72$130
$530
$160Wild Mink27,54655
95
78Northern

North Central

Central$12.05
$11.53
$8.40$20
$32
$18Red Fox23,194Sel. Demand $70 Gray Fox17,816Mainly WithdrawnEastern/Western  Cross Fox1,06340 $30.64$51Silver Fox153100 $26.75$36White Fox6650 $23.73$31Wolverine87100 $254.67$420Squirrel32,649100 $1.43$1.80Ermine23,131100 $4.02$8.60Badger3,044100 $24.80$125Opossum29,184100 $2.15$3Skunk10,612100 $2.32$29Timber Wolf57570 $84.13$380Bear23395 $73.72$300

Fur Harvesters Auction, Inc.
March 11, 2009

Offered% SoldSectionAverageTopQuote
Sable40,37976 Sec 1 XXL/XL HVY

Sec 1 LG HVY

Sec 1 XXL/XL SEMI

Sec 1 LG SEMI

Medium Overall

Eastern

Section III$72.32
$39.53
$59.58
$32.48
$24.65
$33.63
$18.58$150Larger sizes increasedBeaver 33,330351st Sec

Section III$25.33
$6.54$82Demand for larger sizes onlyMink 12,96645Male
Female
Overall$12.31
$7.63
$10.79$18.50Selective demandOtter 2,56680 $30.48$72Good demandFisher 5,31655 $42.92$60Selective demandLynx 3,36785NWT/Yukon
Alaska
Eastern$95.62
$100.54
$61.27$250
$290
$105Good demand for better colors, weaker for off-colorsLynx ‘Cat 84450Western
Eastern$79.91
$68.73$400
$140 Muskrat 69,26685 $4.18$7Strong demandRaccoon 70,07923Ontario
Minn./Wis.
Iowa$8.72
$23.69
$22.01$25
$57
$27Selective demandWeasel 9,60770 $4.25$7.20Good demandSquirrel3,896 91 $1.23$2 Coyote 12,225    Mainly unsoldTimber Wolf226 93 $174.37$650Excellent demandWolverine 9994 $306.24$470Excellent demandSkunk 3,25823 $6.80$8 Red Fox 9,37650Eastern$25.16$54Central/Western mainly unsoldGrey Fox 833    Mainly unsoldOpossum 1,48450 $1.83$2 Badger 25140 $9.87$36 Ranch Fox1,980
164
197
39440
47
40
90Silver
Gold
Cross
Blue$73.78
$52.09
$62.32
$63.68$115
$75
$75
$90

 

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