Main commercial features of local sable skins

Reusova T. V., Strepetova O. A., Balakirev N. A., Novikov M. V., Orlova E. A. Main commercial features of local sable skins // The Russian Peasant Studies. 2024. V.9. №1. P. 124-140.

DOI: 10.22394/2500-1809-2024-9-1-124-140

Annotation

To increase the competitiveness of the Russian sable products according to the requirements of the contemporary fur market, we need a comprehensive study of the properties of farmed and commercial sable skins. The article presents the results of the study of the commercial properties of the farmed crossbred sable skins, which determine their quality: height and thickness of hair, length and thickness of different categories of hair, and skin thickness depending on the topographic area. The authors conducted a monitoring of the fur goods sales at the joint international auction of the auction company “Fur Union” and the Baikal auction company “Russian Sable” in Saint Petersburg from February 2022 to September 2023, focusing on the untreated skins of the farmed crossbred sable (males and females) of the third and fifth colors. According to the results, the crossing of females of farmed sable with males of Yakut sable determined the increased uniformity of the skin hair of crossbred sable by topographic area, and the reduced thickness of the upper tier, which made the sable skin hair softer and silkier. The analysis of the auction results showed that the light-colored sable skins have a higher share of sales (68%–72%) and are in steady demand. Thus, the breeding work aimed at improving the quality of the sable skin hair and at increasing the color variability of the crossbred sable will ensure demand for farmed sable skins on the fur market.

Keywords

Skins of farmed sable, properties of skins, auction, monitoring, trade sales.

About the authors

Tatiana V. Reusova, PhD (Technical Sciences), Associate Professor, Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K. I. Scryabin. Akademika Scryabina St., 23, Moscow, 109472.
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Oksana А. Strepetova, PhD (Technical Sciences), Associate Professor, Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after of K. I. Scryabin. Akademika Scryabina St., 23, Moscow, 109472.
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Nikolai A. Balakirev, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, DSc (Agricultural Sciences), Professor, Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K. I. Scryabin. Akademika Scryabina St., 23, Moscow, 109472.
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Novikov Mikhail V., PhD (Technical Sciences), Associate Professor, Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K. I. Scryabin. Akademika Scryabina St., 23, Moscow, 109472.
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Elena A. Orlova, PhD (Agricultural Sciences), Associate Professor, Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology named after K. I. Scryabin. Akademika Scryabina St., 23, Moscow, 109472.
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The article was submitted on 11.11.2023.

 

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