Light shipments coming onto the market this week. Very few Improved varieties offered. Volume is expected to be light. Most of the pecans are being sold for retail off the farm or for gift pack sales. Some quality issues reported, with up to sixty percent blow out during cleaning process. Light to moderate interest this week from domestic accumulators and shellers. Market is about steady.
The weather forecast throughout most of the state for this week calls for mild temperatures with lows in the 50s to 60s and highs in the 70s. Rain is expected for the end of the week through the weekend.
Prices paid to growers (late afternoon Tuesday, November 7 through late afternoon Tuesday, November 14, 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 fair to poor quality much lower
Lots in excess of 20,000 pounds including trailer loads:
- Native/Seedlings (deliveries very light) 38% meat yield or better 140