Louisiana Pecans: Buying Interest Good to Moderate

    Temperatures should range from lows of mid 50s to the mid 60s and highs of low 60s to the high 70s throughout the state with light rain expected in some areas with weekend temperatures much cooler.

    Very light deliveries and a late crop started this year. Volume is expected to be much lower than in recent years and some areas will have much lower production in orchards that would normally produce quite well. Volume is expected to increase in the next two weeks as more activity in the central and northern areas of the state starts to pick up.

    Buying interest is good for in-shell gift pack use and is moderate for commercial sheller use until more production increases this month.

    Prices paid to growers (late afternoon Tuesday, October 28, 2014 thru late afternoon Tuesday, November 4, 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 in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.

    • Elliott (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 150-160
    • Native/Seedlings (deliveries very light) 38-40% meat yield 60-65, yard tree lots 40
    • Stuart (deliveries very light) 40-46% meat yield 120-150

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