Growers are busy preparing their pecans for market. Very light deliveries with more lots expecting to be available later this week. The market is about steady. Most of the sales are sold for retail off the farm.
The weather forecast throughout most of the state for this week calls for cooler temperatures with lows in the mid-30s to low 40s and highs in the high 40s to high 50s. Rain is expected from December 6-10.
Prices paid to growers (late afternoon Tuesday, November 28 through late afternoon Tuesday, December 5, 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 38-42% meat yield 135-145 yard tree lots 80 fair to poor quality lower
Lots in excess of 20,000 pounds including trailer loads:
- Native/Seedlings (deliveries very light) 38% meat yield or better 135-145