Kopenhagen Fur and Norwegian Fur Breeders Association signed a new agreement on co-operation
On 30 June Kopenhagen Fur and Norwegian Fur Breeders Association signed an agreement on co-operation about selling Norwegian skins - for the benefit of Danish as well as Norwegian farmers.
At the AGM on 1 June, Norwegian Fur Breeders Association decided by a wide majority to enter into a co-operation with Kopenhagen Fur. This means many more Norwegian skins under the hammer in Glostrup.
The agreement was signed at Kopenhagen Fur by Tage Pedersen, Chairman of Danish Fur Breeders Association, CEO Jesper Uggerhøj, and from Norwegian Fur Breeders Association CEO Knut Berg and Bertran Trane Skadsem, Chairman.
-We have chosen to enter into a co-operation with Kopenhagen Fur because we believe it is to the benefit of the Norwegian fur trade. Kopenhagen Fur is the world's largest auction house, they are very professional with an excellent marketing and they have shown that they can sell skins. This co-operation will be to the benefit of Danish and Norwegian farmers; it is very important to us and we believe in it, says Bertran Trane Skadsem.
Kopenhagen Fur previously had a co-operation with Norwegian Fur Breeders Association when the Danish farmers were part of Saga Furs in a Scandinavian co-operation, which ended in 2004. Since then, Norwegian Fur Breeders Association has had an agreement with Saga Furs in Helsinki recommending their farmers to sell in Helsinki. Now the Norwegians are back in the Danish auction house.
-On behalf of the Danish mink farmers I am very happy with this agreement. The Norwegians are almost part of the family. We are glad to have them back and we are sure that we will have an excellent co-operation, says Tage Pedersen.
The Norwegian Silver fox in demand
The Norwegians are breeding the Norwegian Silver fox, also known as Norwegian Type, which is very attractive on the market. From next year these skins will be offered at Kopenhagen Fur.
-During recent years, this type has obtained a higher price compared to other fox skins. The skins are renowned for their distinctive character and quality and are in great demand. With Kopenhagen Fur's professionalism we think that we get excellent marketing and obtain an even higher price, says Bertran Trane Skadsem.
-The wider the range of the world's best mink types that we offer, the higher prices we obtain and now we even have the world's best fox skins, says Tage Pedersen.
Kopenhagen Fur's customers are looking forward to being able to buy the Norwegian skins at Kopenhagen Fur.
-The Norwegian farmers are producing a very good quality and adding fox skins of this quality to Kopenhagen Fur's offering is good. It is much better that we can buy both fox and mink skins, and as a customer I am very positive about the co-operation, says Naoum Ditsios from Greece.
The Norwegian fox skins will be sold and marketed under the name Norwegian Type. The first offering will be at Kopenhagen Fur's March auction 2018.