Little Reaction To Reports From Birdseeds

PANAMA - Feb 8/19 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets were little changed in response to the final USDA production estimates for 2018, with the decreases in millet and confection sunflower already factored into prices.

The sunflower harvest in the United States slipped 1% from last year to just under 960,000 metric tons (MT). Increased output of oilseed type was offset by a sharp reduction in confection sunflower production.

Oil-type sunflower production rose 3% to 860,206 MT, while the confection harvest sank 24% to just under 100,000 MT.