Louisiana Pecans: Light Shipments, Moderate Interest

Light shipments of yard tree lots mostly Natives/Seedlings and very few Improved varieties this week. Volume is expected to be light. Most of the pecans are being sold for retail off the farm or for gift pack sales, with few Desirables, Candy and Elliott harvested. Light to moderate interest this week from domestic accumulators and shellers, moderate from the export trade. Market is unsettled.

The weather forecast throughout most of the state this week calls for mild temperatures with rain expected for the end of the week through the weekend.

Prices paid to growers (late afternoon Tuesday, October 31 through late afternoon Tuesday, November 7, 2017) at buyers delivery points 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.

  • Elliott (deliveries very light) machine harvested 50% meat yield 200-205 yard tree lots 120
  • Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light) machine harvested 38-40% meat yield 100-105 yard tree lots 75-80

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

  • Native/Seedlings (deliveries very light) 38% or better meat yield 140

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