Western Region Pecans: Moderate Deliveries, Good Demand

    Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were moderate. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Harvesting continues in all areas, and is approximately 90-95% complete.

    The weather forecast for the balance of the week calls for low temperatures in the low 20s to upper 30s, with highs in the low 40s to low 60s. A 0-20 percent chance of precipitation is projected for Tuesday, January 13 through Thursday, January 15. No precipitation is projected from Friday, January 16 through Sunday, January 18.

    Buying interest displayed by end users was moderate for gift pack use, and 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, January 6, 2015 through noon Tuesday, January 13, 2015) 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 54-56% meat yield 184-207 mostly 194-204 occasional higher and lower

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