Deliveries by growers to delivery points were light. Demand was good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is expected to remain about steady this week, and to increase next week. Much buying interest continues for the export trade to China.
Demand was fairly good for the retail and gift pack trade. Due to continued light volumes, buyers are making purchases from other production areas or are waiting for additional availability of pecans.
Weather forecast for this week shows lows in the upper 20s to low 40s and highs in the low 40s to low 70s. On Wednesday, December 6, there is a 40-100 percent chance of precipitation across most of the state.
Prices paid to growers (from noon Tuesday, November 28, 2017 through noon 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.
- Cheyenne, Choctaw, Pawnee and Wichita (deliveries insufficient to establish market)
- Natives/Seedlings (deliveries light) machine harvested 38% or better meat yield 120-170 mostly 140-150 occasional higher and lower yard tree lots 80-110 mostly 80-100 occasional higher and lower