Georgia Pecans: Prices Taper Off as Demand Slows

    Weather predictions for the next week throughout the state shows mild temperatures with lows in the mid-40s to high 50s and daytime highs in the 60s to 70s with rain expected towards the end of the week.

    Deliveries are very light with most being Blends and very few Improved varieties or yard lots coming in. Prices have tapered off and are lower.

    Demand is moderate for the export trade, while domestic and retail gift-pack business is moderate to slow. Offerings were very light at the delivery buying points. Most delivery buying points are now only open three days a week or less and are expecting to be closed by the end of the month.

    Lots of Blends (nut count 60-70) with 45-50% meat yields sold in a range of about $4.50-4.60 per point, occasionally higher.

    Prices paid to growers (late afternoon Tuesday, January 10, through late afternoon Tuesday, January 17, 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 in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.

    • Seedlings (deliveries very light) yard tree lots 100 few larger lots as high as 120 fair quality lower
    • Stuart (deliveries very light) export quality 45% meat yield or better 240-250, yard tree lots 125-150

    Lots in excess of 20,000 pounds including trailer loads:

    • Stuart (deliveries very light) export quality 45% meat yield or better 240-250

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