11-28 update: MOST HAVE ALREADY HEARD OF THE RECENT PROBLEMS IN CHINA. PRICES HAVE ROLLED BACK THROUGHOUT DIFFERENT REGIONS. THIS APPEARS TO BE A MINOR SETBACK RATHER THAN A LONG-TERM PROBLEM. EXPECT PRICES SOME 25% LOWER THAN LAST WEEKS LEVELS. IT WAS REPORTED TO ME THAT A NAFA OFFICIAL SAID TO "EXPECT PRICES AT OR LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S MAY AUCTION." THIS CAME FROM A RELIABLE SOURCE. USUALLY AUCTION OFFICIALS HAVE NOTHING BUT POSITIVE THINGS TO SAY SO THIS WAS A BIT ALARMING TO SAY THE LEAST. GOOD LUCK OUT THERE, IT'S COLD!
Raccoon prices are moving steadily and although overseas buyers are cautious, demand and possibly even high prices are possible this year.
Beaver interest has subsided somewhat but coyote are moving somewhat at fair - strong market prices. IA/Mo sections should move nicely. Low inventories on coyote will help boost prices.
Muskrat will continue strong, seems no one can get enough of this item. Believe me, when the price gets high enough they will. We will be agressive on this item.
Otter interest has returned in China with goods moving at reasonable prices. Prices will be somewhat lower at start as reflected in the past auctions.
Skunk prices are low, Red Fox should move well at or more than last year's prices. Grey Fox are moving slow at moderate prices.
Bobcat saw slowing interest in pricey, heavier sections with strong interest in cheaper commercial goods. We are sold out of this item.
Badger remain stable, but like all nice carcass specimens, these items will bring more to taxidermists. When selling to taxidermists locally it is best to sell in the round. If you're shipping leave the skin as complete as possible.
Please note: This is our personal view on market conditions, they can change at any time.