Western Region Pecans: Buying Interest Good, Moderate Deliveries

    Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were moderate. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is expected to increase slightly this week. Harvested quality has been generally good.

    The weather forecast for the balance of the week calls for low temperatures in the upper 20s to upper 30s, with highs in the upper 40s to mid-60s. A 60-100% chance of precipitation is projected for some areas on Thursday, December 18. No precipitation is projected for any other day this week.

    Buying interest displayed by end users was fairly good for 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. Trading was moderate for in-shell and gift pack uses. Deliveries and purchases of Improved varieties mostly Western Schley were moderate.

    Prices paid to growers from (noon Tuesday, December 16 through 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 pecans in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.

    • Western Schley 52-57% meat yield 182-214 mostly 190-214 occasional higher and lower

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