Today, 1/16/17, is the date of the first major fur auction in the 2017 selling season – Fur Harvesters Auction’s January sale in North Bay, Ontario. This sale should give us a good indicator of how the fur market will shape up for the rest of the year. Low demand from Russia and China have been stalling the fur market, but trappers have responded by harvesting and shipping fewer pelts, so it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Here’s the offering from FHA:
- Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. is pleased to announce the following quantities for our
January 16 auction which will be held in North Bay, ON, Canada.
Inspection will commence January 12, 2017.
January 16, 2017 8:00 AM Beaver 18,000 Mink 5,000 Otter 500 Muskrat 65,000 Red Fox 3,000 Arctic Fox 600 Grey Fox 4,000 Ranch Fox 2,000 Coyote 3,500 Marten 2,000 Lynx Cat 1,000 Raccoon 50,000 Timber Wolf 150 Wolverine 50 Polar Bear 125 Black Bear 35 Grizzly Bear 5 Hairseal 1,500
We’ll keep you posted on the auction results as they come in.