Conservation and Trapping Science

FUR HARVESTERS July 2021 Auction Results
Jul 27, 2021 13:44 ET

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This was our 2nd and final auction of the 2021 season. What was hoped to be a year of getting back to
normal live auctions had us selling online for the second season in a row. Results of this auction saw
very low interest and clearance on raccoon and beaver. Our April sale seemed to be the auction that
buyers interested in beaver took a position as we sold at acceptable levels considering the
environment we are in and clearance was very good. We intend to hold to respectable price levels on
the quality shearing grades and will try to clear as much low end and small sizes in the weeks to
come privately.

All coyotes suitable for the trim trade sold very well with strong prices and clearances. The middle
grades of Eastern coyotes and Centrals were difficult to move. Italy and China were the main takers
in the better coyotes. Muskrats advanced over the good levels we achieved in April with the
exception of the first few lots of the top 3x/2x Selects being held back. Marten sold over 90% at
levels just shy of April 2021 and this item is not at the levels we want, it is however felt to be
heading in the right direction. The otter sale went well, increasing over our last auction but not as
strong a clearance. Paler colors are more desirable at this time. Fisher sold at over 95% at increased
levels as well. The better grades of lynx we held back as prices were not satisfactory while the
smaller sizes and commercial grades we sold at market. Wild mink remains very low however we
sold out and hope those purchasing the item do well, sparking interest in this once sought after
article.

Our very large offering of WESTERN lynx cats sold better than expected with good interest and
competition for the very top goods as well selling numbers of B colored bellies. Eastern Canadian
lynx cats did very well once again also. Demand is strong for this item but a live auction would
definitely increase clearances.

The last day of the sale saw timber wolves and wolverine selling very strongly as was the case for
many more of the Sundry items.

We look forward to the time when we can return to traditional auctions but until then we must all
work with what we have and be creative. Our team spent a great deal of time and energy taking
pictures and videos of the thousands of sample lots which without question helped in selling what we
did.

Despite these very strange and trying times Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. has concluded the year
surprisingly well thanks to all of you.

Detailed results listed on the next page.
1867 Bond Street
North Bay, ON P1B 8K6
Canada
Tel. (705) 495-4688
Fax. (705) 495-3099
SALE RESULTS – JULY 19-23, 2021
PRICES SHOWN IN US DOLLARS
Species Offered % Sold Section Average Top
Beaver 80,609 23%
20%
1
st Section Eastern
3
rd Section
$11.86
$4.00 $46.00
Castoreum
West Select
$120/lb
Grade #1
110/lb
Grade #2
100/lb
Grade #3
90/lb
Mink 5,675 100% Males
Females
$6.55
$3.49 $13.00
Sable 16,512
88%
89%
95%
100%
82%
HVY
SEMI
MED & SM
Western
III Section
$42.96
$34.44
$20.71
$26.87
$18.11
$57.00
Otter 4,812 60% $23.35 62.00
Fisher 4,758 95% $23.65 $33.00
Lynx 3,996 30% $51.00 $138.00
Lynx Cat 12,886
98%
100%
27%
9%
Canadian
Northern
Western
Central
$59.77
$59.05
$353.40
$35.64
$132.00
$106.00
$1200.00
$300.00
Muskrat 105,798 99% Increased demand. $5.07 $6.50
Red Fox 8,140
16%
50%
96%
100%
Eastern
Northern
Western
Central
$14.73
$10.09
$11.69
$4.76
$39.00
Cross Fox 177 100% NWT
Eastern
$36.94
$28.47 $53.00
Grey Fox 1,746 21%
9%
Eastern
Western
$13.28
$8.79 $17.00
White Fox 596 98% $43.89 $107.00
Silver Fox 46 98% $29.24 $37.00
Coyote 42,848
100%
73%
61%
81%
Western HVY
Western SEMI
Eastern
Central
$97.91
$52.57
$26.81
$10.58
$138.00
$84.00
$118.00
$23.00
Raccoon 70,992 Very limited interest.
Ermine 16,014 28% $1.33 $8.70
Squirrel 5,087 100% $2.13 $2.75
Skunk 1,034 100% $4.40 $25.00
Badger 771 61% $19.41 $83.00
Opossum 6,743 Mainly Unsold
Wolverine 105 94% $296.00 $505.00
Timber wolf 623
63%
97%
100%
96%
Arctic
Eastern
Black
Western
$229.00
$108.60
$319.77
$156.55
$860.00
Black Bear 293 68% $87.60 $410.00
Averages are sundry owner, 1st Section pelts only unless stated otherwise.