Editor’s Call: Market Adjustment

Fur prices have dropped, but it’s not the end of the world The 2013-14 trapping season hadn’t even started before the gloom-and-doomers started griping about fur prices falling off from last season’s astronomical highs. I won’t bore you with the … [Read More]

FHA Auction Results: Fur Prices Down 35 to 50 Percent From 2013

The Fur Harvesters Auction sale held in mid-March saw reduced prices from 2013 results. Averages were down 35 to 50 percent, according to an FHA news release. Read below for the full release and the species-by-species fur price breakdown: A … [Read More]

NAFA Sale Sees Lower Prices

The North American Fur Auctions sale held last month saw reduced prices for most furbearer species. Herman Jansen, NAFA’s managing director, has more in his report from the auction: WARM WINTER IN RUSSIA AND CHINA AFFECTS FUR MARKET It is … [Read More]

Fur Market Report: Turmoil in China

Chinese government investigations could lead to downturn in market By Serge Lariviére The recent soaring of fur prices and the large volume of importation going into China has led the Chinese government to launch several investigations into compliance to import laws … [Read More]

First Major Wild Fur Auction of Season Held This Week

The first major wild fur auction of the year concluded earlier this week. Fur Harvesters Auction held the sale on Tuesday. “Having just concluded our first sale of the season, we were very pleased with our results,” an FHA news … [Read More]

Fur Market Report: Prices Expected to Hold Steady

As auctions near, experts believe market will open near levels it reached in May 2013   This is one of the most anxious times of the year for trappers. Indeed, many trappers have their fur sheds packed with skins by … [Read More]

Fur Market Report: Stars Aligning for Great Season

Momentum and early indicators are pointing to another very strong year for fur prices   Trappers have been waiting for a season like this one for years. In years past, every trapper went out, caught fur and hoped to reach … [Read More]

Fur Market Report: Volume of Fur Expected to Rise

Signs point to strong prices, but climate and market reaction to higher output remain unknowns   Anxiety often culminates as we approach trapping seasons. With the high prices of last year, every trapper in the country is excited and anxious. We’re excited because … [Read More]

FHA Sale Closes Major Wild Fur Auctions for the Season

The Fur Harvesters Auction sale that concluded earlier this week is the last major wild fur sale of the season. Following the June 18 sale, FHA reported an all-time historical gross sales record for the season. “The highlight of the sale … [Read More]

NAFA Sale Clearances High, Fur Prices Down

While clearances remained high, prices at the North American Fur Auctions sale held last week were lower for most species than they were at the record-breaking NAFA sale held in February. This reflects an expected trend that Trapper & Predator Caller … [Read More]