Birdseeds Maintain Firm Tone

PANAMA - Aug 9/19 - SNS -- Birdseed ingredient markets finished the week's trading on a firmer note against worries slower than normal crop development in many areas increases the risk of lower average yields.

Oil type sunflower markets in the United States set new highs for that country's 2018-19 marketing campaign, reflecting limited stock availability in front of this year's harvest. Confection sunflower markets were unchanged on the week.

Canadian canaryseed markets were largely unchanged, though finishing the week's trading with a somewhat firmer undertone in sympathy with white proso millet and other crops.