Birdseeds Close Mixed

PANAMA - Nov 24/17 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingreidnets finished the week on a mixed note, with Canadian canaryseed easing, while markets in the United States were unchanged because of the holiday.

The U.S. based National Sunflower Associations said, "Trading was fairly quiet this week ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Sunflower prices at the crush plants ended the week unchanged to up 5 cents. Bird food prices held steady as well.

"Sunflower harvest is getting close to wrapping up in the US. Most states are equal to or slightly ahead of the five-year average harvest pace per USDA. In the past week, producers harvested an additional 89,310 acres pushing 2017 harvested acres to 1,106,675 acres. This represents 88% of this yearÂ’s projected harvested acres and is about equal to the five-year average."