Trappers: Post Something to Keep it Going!

Fur Harvesters April 2021 Auction Results
Apr 26, 2021 08:54 ET

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1867 Bond Street
North Bay, ON P1B 8K6
Canada
Tel. (705) 495-4688
Fax. (705) 495-3099
SALE RESULTS – APRIL 17 - 20, 2021
PRICES SHOWN IN US DOLLARS
It has been over a year since the global Covid19 pandemic began. Since this time the world's fur trade has
suffered and traditional live auctions where international buyers could travel freely to attend, and inspect and
actively bid on goods has ceased.
During the past year many hard decisions had to be made here. All these calls were made for one reason and
one reason alone; to ensure this trapper owned fur auction house remains. Hard times call for such measures
and it is now clear that things are improving. The competitive bidding of the fur auction process is the only
way to determine the basis and true value of your product.
Early in 2020 FHA developed its own online selling platform as global travel was restricted. We just
completed our 3rd auction using this system. Many changes have been made since the 1st auction using this
platform and the evolution of changes helped in realizing the results this past week. A great deal of effort was
put forward by the FHA team in implementing these changes that helped sell goods at better levels and
stronger clearances. We did have a good number of Canadians attend to inspect goods the week prior to our
online auction and this was beneficial, and we are grateful to these buyers that attended our inspection days.
The real game changer was the effort our team put forth in taking photos and in many cases 30 second videos
of thousands of sample lots linked to our online buyers catalog. Close to 200 registered buyers around the
world could view each lot description with an attached photo or video of the lot. This was very well received
by those actively participating and played a paramount roll in the overall success of this our 3rd online sale
during these challenging times. Another change was we sold each article lot by lot and bidding began 2 full
days before we began closing lots.
While we all want the day to return where the “WORLD COMES TO NORTH BAY" to buy fur we are not
there yet. However the results of this auction show that interest in many fur species is improving and the
buying community is comfortable with our online platform and the integrity of our graded assortments.
I have said it before and I`m proud to say it now again that Trappers are a resilient breed built for hard work
and often operating in harsh environments. These are harsh and trying times and they have made us all
stronger and better for it.
To all our loyal shippers and the global trade that participated on this auction we are very grateful and we look
forward to welcoming you in person to North Bay in the future.
Respectfully
Mark Downey
Chief Executive Officer
Fur Harvesters Auction Inc.
SALE RESULTS – APRIL 17 - 20, 2021
PRICES SHOWN IN US DOLLARS
Species Offered % Sold Section Average Top
Beaver 75,374 55%
Unsold
1
st Section Eastern
3
rd Section $14.19 $86.00
Castoreum
West Select
$120/lb
Grade #1
110/lb
Grade #2
100/lb
Grade #3
90/lb
Mink 11,029 78% Overall $5.73 $10.50
Sable 23,949 94%
3X-2X HVY
1X HVY
LG HVY
3X-2X SEMI
1X SEMI
LG SEMI
$59.38
$49.38
$35.21
$55.55
$45.85
$33.65
$66.00
Otter 8,568 60% $16.44 $61.00
Fisher 13,158 51% $16.54 $28.00
Lynx 3,278 35% 1
st Section $66.84 $100.00
Lynx Cat 2,662
99%
25%
95%
Canadian
Western
Central
$93.80
$197.94
$112.20
$152.00
$500.00
$158.00
Muskrat 81,539 98% 1
st Section $5.12 $8.90
Red Fox 23,425
36%
24%
Mainly Unsold
Mainly Unsold
Northern
Eastern
Western
Central
$16.68
$12.13
$28.00
$28.00
Cross Fox 256 100% 1
st Section $34.82 $51.00
Grey Fox 4,013 Mainly Unsold
White Fox 343 100% 1
st Section $51.30 $101.00
Silver Fox 79 100% 1
st Section $32.51 $46.00
Coyote 31,307
95%
89%
53%
Western
Eastern
Central
$98.52
$45.68
$12.33
$148.00
Raccoon 102,706 13% $8.37 $24.00
Ermine 19,166 50% $2.86 $8.10
Squirrel 3,020 100% $1.71 $4.30
Skunk 636 100% $5.44 $27.00
Badger 434 Mainly Unsold
Opossum 3,610 Mainly Unsold
Wolverine 96 93% $303.65 $555.00
Timber Wolf 517
55%
95%
96%
Arctic
Eastern
Black
$276.89
$72.33
$340.58
$655.00
$153.00
$860.00
Black Bear 298 75% $113.51 $440.00
Averages are sundry owner, 1st Section pelts only unless stated otherwise.