How would you like to make a living as a possum trapper? One New Zealand man is doing just that, and he’s earning more than $40,000 a year. Shay Williamson, an 18-year-old from the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, … [Read More]
Serge Lariviére In his latest Fur Market Report, Trapper & Predator Caller fur market expert Serge Lariviére says that despite a mild winter, demand from China for fur has driven prices to exciting new highs. And with those highs, the time has come … [Read More]
Could fashion trends help drive rising fur prices up higher? Fashion designers play a major role in worldwide fashion trends, and if early signs are any indication, fur could be very popular this year. That, in turn, might help boost … [Read More]
Fur Harvesters Auction held their first auction of the season this past weekend, and the results are very encouraging for furtakers. A news release from FHA calls the sale “one of the most successful January auctions in our company`s history.” … [Read More]
As the major North American fur auctions begin this winter and record-high prices continued at the season’s first European auctions, optimism is high for the fur market. Alan Herscovici, the executive vice-president of the Fur Council of Canada credits “design … [Read More]
Initially, Russia was poised for a normal frigid winter with early fall temperatures ranging around freezing. But December turned unseasonably mild with very little snow and warmer days. [Read More]
Three months ago, optimism among trappers and country fur buyers was apparent. Things have changed. [Read More]
Market patterns are similar to circumstances that lead to 1970’s fur boom.
Fluctuations in prices are partly due to buyers chasing fur on speculation.