PROCESSING




Processing

In 1991 Shepherd Farms installed their state of the art cracking and shelling operation which has improved over the years. We can now offer shelled nut meats or our new blown pecans. Blown pecans have become a large part of our pecan sales the past few years. This is a process where the pecans are washed, sanitized, dried, sized and then run through the rotary crackers.

After they are cracked, which most of the shell is shattered off, air is then added to remove most of the shells and dust. They are placed in 3 lb. bags for sale, in which a little sorting is needed for the finished product, saving the consumer dollars.