An extremely difficult auction period will soon close.
The global economic problems and the other effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, have put the industry in an unprecedented predicament.
The season 2019/2020 started by collecting the record number of 12 million. fur. Despite the difficult times of the market, September auction brought very high sales and smooth delivery of furs to its customers. The demand for fresh furs has increased towards the end of the season.
Online sale of fox fur in November
We are happy to meet the demand of our buyers, and organize a one-day online sale for foxes, at 12 November with payment date at 19 November. The sale will include 300,000 Blue fox, Shadow Blue fox, Blue Frost fox και Silver fox, as well as various mutant foxes and Finnraccoons.
Change December auction dates
The December auction dates have changed. The inspection will be carried out by 11 to 14 and sales from 15 to 17 December.
Mink furs will be offered at the December auction, Karakul and Sable.
More information on the offer of mink and foxes will be available in November. Because of the pandemic, the regulations are constantly changing. We are constantly monitoring the evolution of the pandemic and the official state restrictions and we will inform you if the December Auction will be held online or live in the traditional way.
Dramatic reduction of production
The world production of 2020 you estimate that it will rise, approximately, in 25 million. which is less than 1/3 of the maximum production we had six years ago. Production has been affected by the coronary artery, which has affected many mink farms around the world.
Extensive spread of the infection has been reported in the Netherlands and Denmark. Until today 68 Dutch farms have also tested positive in Denmark 128. In the Netherlands, the ban on fur production will take effect as early as 2021. It remains to be seen whether the Danish farms hit by Covid-19 will be able to operate next year., but in any case these skins are no longer available this year.
Koronios is the common concern we all share.
Saga feels great sympathy, especially for the Dutch and Danes who were hit so hard by the virus. We will do our best to support them.
The law banning the breeding of fur animals in Poland was passed by the Polish parliament. The proposed ban is part of a wider animal rights law in Poland, and the most recent proposal included a ban on Polish fur farming from August 2023.
Mass demonstrations have taken place and the specific proposal to ban the breeding of fur animals has divided the ruling party PiS (Law and Justice), leading to a serious government crisis. Saga Furs works closely with the Polish Fur Breeders Association and Fur Europe, we do not lose hope in the common sense of Polish politics, which is the third largest producer of furs.
Coronavirus pandemic and market situation will further reduce global fur production, and the total numbers expect to be well below 20 million. for 21.
Production of foxes and Finnraccoon will also decrease and now we expect to have a production of the order of 500 000 for 2021.