Fur Profit By Jeremiah Wood
Are you getting the most value from your fur? How do you know? What about alternative strategies that could net you more value for your hard earned catch?
Fur Profit was designed to answer those questions and more.
Let’s take a peek at what you can expect in Fur Profit, a 57 page paperback that’s also available as an ebook.
Fur Market Overview: A basic discussion on the fur market, past and present, and the large economic factors that help determine fur prices. I break things down by the major furbearers in the market, providing a brief overview of fur uses by species.
How to Sell Your Fur: This section of the book discusses selling fur in the round, green, raw and tanned, and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
Where to Sell Your Fur: Here I discuss the ins and outs of selling fur to country fur buyers, regional buyers, and through the large auction houses. I also provide some buyer contact information and auction resources.
Understanding Fur Prices: Here we discuss factors that influence prices for furs at different times of year, and in different geographic locations. You’ll gain a better understanding of how the fur you catch stacks up against prices in the overall market.
Alternatives to Selling Raw Fur: With the recent lows in the fur market, folks are looking for ways to maximize the value they get from fur by seeking alternate markets. This section discusses a number of alternatives, including selling tanned fur, finished garments and the taxidermy market.
Thinking Outside the Fur: This section goes over other markets for the furbearers you catch outside of the traditional fur channels. Things to consider include furs for fly tying, the meat market, live market, and selling castor, glands and miscellaneous animal parts.