NAFA June 2012 Wild Fur Sale Results
June 5, 2012
Below are some highlights from North American Fur Auctions‘ June 2012 Wild Fur Sale.
Saturday June 2nd marked NAFA’s first day of its June Wild Fur Sale. According to NAFA, they have put together “one of the largest and best offerings of wild fur in recent memory”. No doubt this large offering is in response to upward trending wild fur prices over the past year.
The offering for Saturday included bobcat, lynx, marten, red fox, grey fox and fisher. Here are some results:
Bobcat pelts sold 100% at averages of $68 – $380, with the top fur bringing $1,275.
Lynx sold 100% with an average price of $123 and a top of $340.
Marten sold 100%, averaging $46 – $128.
Red Fox sold near 100%, averaging $39.
Grey Fox sold 100%, averaging $26.
A smaller percentage of fisher pelts sold, but the ones that did sell averaged $68 – 80.
On day 2 of the Wild Fur Sale, NAFA offered the high volume fur pelts that are the bread and butter for most of the trapping community. Here are some results from day 2:
Coyotes sold at decent levels (74-87%) with an average of $21 – $51.
Raccoon pelts sold at varying levels with prices from $3 – $19.
Mink sold 100% with a $21 average
Otter sold at 50%, averaging $70. Some were held back due to price resistance.
Beaver cleared at lower levels and averaged $9 – $32.
Muskrat sold at 80% and averaged $8.10.
The rest of the wild fur sold on day 3. Weasels averaged $2.75, Badger $41, and Skunk at $3.69.
Overall, the red hot fur market we saw in February seems to have cooled down quite a bit, but fur prices for many items are still better than they’ve been in a few years. Will prices bounce back or start in a downward trend? NAFA seems fairly optimistic. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens when the next fur auction season comes around again!
Click on the following links for detailed fur auction results: