ANNUAL FALL FUR AUCTION

December 13, 2014

The Annual Fall Fur Auction was held at the Whitcomb High School in Bethel VT on Saturday, Dec 13, 2014. Thirty one (31) lots of fur were offered to the 3 buyers present The following is a breakdown of prices received.

SPECIES OFFERED # SOLD AVG HIGH LOW TOTAL $ N/S
Mink 59 35 9.14 12.00 3.00 320.00 24
Muskrat 700 679 5.26 9.50 1.33 3570.50 21
Coyote 65 59 24.07 29.75 18.00 1420.00 6
Red Fox 25 16 27.94 39.00 17.50 447.00 9
Grey Fox 18 12 10.00 13.33 5.00 120.00 6
Raccoon 53 44 5.22 9.00 .25 229.50 9
Fisher 21 12 48.33 50.00 40.00 580.00 9
Beaver 30 30 10.47 25.00 1.00 314.00  
Otter 5 4 32.50 35.00 25.00 130.00 1
Skunk 2 2 3.50 3.50 3.50 7.00  
Oppossum 11 0 0 0 0 0 11
Weasel              
Red Squirrel 3 3 1.00 1.00 1.00 3.00  
Bobcat 3 3 87.00 150.00 26.00 261.00  
Castor 7lb 4oz 7lbs 4oz 23.59 26.67 14.00 160.00  
Deer antler              
Moose Antler              

  Total: $ 7,562.00  

Averages on most species declined in comparison to our March Fur Auction, 2014, reflecting the recent problems in the fur market. There were a number of No Sales.

We would like to thank all those who again helped out. Thanks go out especially to Dave Perrin, Bruce & Penny Baroffio, John Abts, Jim Calchera, Jim Stewart, Mak Keyes, Willis Gilfillan, Brent Teillon, Bill Pickens and everyone who helped out. Thank you, John Krisher, for the sausage donation.

A “big” thanks to Chuck Eaton for another excellent job of auctioneering!

A special thanks to Doreen Perrin for another wonderful job of managing and running the food concession!

The VTA annual Spring Fur Auction will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Bethel VT.

For more information on this auction, please contact Dan Olmstead at 802-464-6344 or email at; jolmstead@myfairpoint.net

Respectfully submitted,
Dan Olmstead, VTA Director