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    Possum fur

    Anyone here plucking possum fur? Is it still a thing? Have not heard of anyone doing it since the covid.

    Got a few kilo's of hand plucked fur that I wouldn't mind selling. Had no response from my buyer.

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    Try Stuart Bracegirdle Ingelwood Taranaki he was buying

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    still happening,price bounces between 80-110 $$$$ per kilo
    75/15/10 black powder matters

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    Not much buying of hand plucked going on around here.

    Basically bush fella reckons they want Machine plucked as they can blend it better?

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    Yea but like everyone who plucks can afford to go out and buy a machine plucker just push the little ones out of the market

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    There is only one agent buying some hand plucked for a small market in the country that I am aware of.
    Unfortunately not in the south island.

    Hand plucked must be from greys not darks. Something to do with the dying process.

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    So what changed if that's all they buying I have 15kg of unusable fur atm

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    mate sold mixed color hand plucked less than month ago in Timaru....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    mate sold mixed color hand plucked less than month ago in Timaru....
    Well there ya go,, awesome.

    Sounds like things are getting moving again.

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    Thanks guys for the info

    Sounds like the best days of the industry have passed, costs of fuel and ammo are up too. Oh well it was good while it lasted!

    I'll contact the bloke in Inglewood.

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    Get an air rifle. Won't cure the fuel costs but will slash your ammo.
    I'm paying just under $30 for 250 rounds of decent pellets. If was using .177 would be about the same for 500 pellets.
    No impact effect mind.
    Shots have to be well placed.

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    I took some wool into Taieri Wool & Skins yesterday, I asked the fella there about possum fur. He said they're paying $90/kg for hand plucked, but he reckoned machine plucked isn't worth anything at the moment, they won't pay for it. He does trapping and spotlighting on a private farm in milton in his spare time, reckons he got $550 from one weekend a fortnight ago. He said possums down here seem to have their winter coat already.
    He reckons Taieri Wool & Skins are the main buyer for fiordland possum fur, so they get heaps of the stuff.
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    Mate sold hand plucked last week $100kg I don’t know who he sells to lives in mid Canterbury

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    rivers to ranges in rangoon are buying.

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    the skin tanning place in invercargill put a add out the other day looking to buy skins $15 to $18 for 1st and second grade .

 

 

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