Stronger Tone in Birdseeds

PANAMA - Dec 21/18 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets continued to strengthen during the past week, helped by limited grower selling because of the holiday season.

White proso millet markets continued their recent advance. This has seen inter deal markets jump 47% since the middle of August from around U.S. $187 to $276 per metric ton (MT) for bulk product loaded into railcars.

Modest gains were also reported in oil type sunflower, while grower bids for large confection sunflower advanced $22 MT on the week to close around $573 MT in Kansas.