Deliveries by growers to delivery points were moderate. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Pecan quality has been variable. The weather forecast for the balance of the week calls for low temperatures in the upper 30s to upper 50s, with highs in the low 50s to low 70s. A 50-90 percent chance of precipitation is projected for Friday, December 19. Every other day this week the chance of precipitation is projected at from zero to20 percent.
Buying interest displayed by end users was good for in-shell and gift pack use, and moderate for commercial sheller use as shellers continue to utilize inventories on hand or make purchases from other production areas or wait for additional availability of nuts. Some growers are delaying making marketing decisions, opting to concentrate on harvesting and accumulating supplies in order to dry and grade nuts for later sale. Trading was fairly active for in-shell and gift pack uses.
Prices paid to growers from (noon Tuesday, December 16, 2014 to noon Thursday, December 18, 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.
- Natives yard tree lots 60-95 mostly 75-80 few higher and lower