Western Region Pecans: Light Demand as Harvest Winds Down

    Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were very light. Demand was light. Harvesting is generally finished for the season, and is expected to decrease seasonally. Some growers have put their remaining pecans in cold storage and plan to sell at a later date.

    The weather forecast for the balance of the week calls for low temperatures in the low 30s to low 40s, with highs in the low 60s to low 70s.

    Buying interest and trading displayed by end users was moderate for in-shell gift pack use, and very slow for commercial sheller use as shellers continue to utilize inventories on hand or make purchases from other production areas. Deliveries and purchases of Improved varieties mostly Western Schley, were very light.

    Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, January 21, 2014 to noon Thursday, January 30, 2014) at buyers delivery point or F.O.B. the orchard including direct sales to end users cents per pound in-shell of generally good quality pecans in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.

    • Western Schley (deliveries very light) Deliveries and offerings insufficient to establish market.

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