The Ophiocordyceps auctioning for the 2014 season in the country has started on 10 July, 2014 in Paro dzongkhag and will conclude on 3 August, 2014 in Lhuentse Dzongkhag. As in the previous year, the respective geog administration is taking the lead in conducting the auctions. Officials from Park/Territorial division, Dzongkhag Administration, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority and DAMC facilitate and support the concerned geog administration in the auctioning process.
** The no. of participants may represent the number of households only since 3 collection permits are issued per household. Only a member of the household may represent at the auction on behalf of the collectors.
|Ophiocordyceps Auction Details for the 2014 Season|
|Date of Auction||Place of Auction||Place of Origin (Collectors’ Gewog)||Bidders||Collectors||Auction Price||Total Quantity Auctioned (Kg.)||Quantity withdrawn from Auction & to be taken to other Auction Sites /Sold Directly (kg.)|
|Total Registered||No. of Participants at auction||No. of collection permit issued||No. of participants at auction**||Highest (Nu. per Kg.)||Lowest (Nu. per Kg.)|
|July 10||Tsento Gewog Office, Paro||Soe, Tsento & Dotey||47||25||273||69||648.000||205.000||3,046||0|
|July 11||Tsento Gewog Office, Paro||Soe, Tsento & Dotey||47||25||84||676.000||215.000||4,169||1,135|
|July 13||Dodena, Thimphu||Lingzhi||47||30||253||666.000||301.000||20,566||0.328|
|July 14||Gasa Dzong||Laya||47||20||405||20||855.000||250.000||2,807||0|
|July 25||Choekhor||Choekhor,Chumey & Tang||47||12||839||438||1081000||272000||10.992||0|
|July 26||Choekhor||Choekhor,Chumey & Tang||47||15||839||200||752,000||275,000||43.646||23.389|
|July 28||Bomdelling Park Office||Khoma||47||6||143||73||195,000||112,000||12.087||0|
|July 30||Bomdelling Park Office||Khoma||47||5||22||13||2,01,200||72000||0.471||0|
** The no. of participants may representthe number of households only, since 3 collection permits are issued per household. Only a memberof the household may representat the auction on behalf of the collectors.
Note: DAMC does not have direct access to the auction data. Hence, other details like average price, total revenue and royalty collection will be updated after necessary compilation and upon receipt from the respective Gewogs, BAFRA and DoFPS.
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