Western Region Pecans: Demand Good with Good Quality Crop

    Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Harvested quality has been generally good.

    The weather forecast for the next week calls for low temperatures in the upper 10s to mid-40s, with highs in the upper 30s to mid-60s. A 10-20 percent chance of precipitation is projected across the region on Friday, January 6.

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

    Prices paid to growers (from Tuesday, December 20, 2016 through Tuesday, January 3, 2017) 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 55-58% meat yield 286-340 mostly 300-325 occasional higher and lower

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