Mixed Week For Birdseeds

PANAMA - Sep 21/18 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets posted a mixed finish in seasonally light trading conditions.

Canaryseed, white proso millet, and confection sunflower markets were mostly unchanged. By contrast, oil type sunflower weakening in the face of escalation of the trade tensions between China and the United States.

Canada's canaryseed harvest was stalled by poor weather during the previous week. As of the middle of September, 27% of the crop was in the bin, compared to 58% last year, but bang on the previous five year average.