Birdseeds Unchanged In Light Trade

PANAMA - Jan 5/18 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets were little changed on the week, with market participants expecting the USDA to boost last year's production estimates in its final crop report.

The U.S. based National Sunflower Association (NSA) said, "Despite severe drought conditions in the Dakotas actual harvest results in most cases were above expectations.

"Many people expect the USDA will increase the overall average sunflower yield from their October estimate of 1,339 lbs. per acre."