Millet Keeps Birdseed Market Firm

PANAMA - Jan 18/19 - SNS -- North American birdseed ingredient markets maintained their firm tone through the past week, with white proso millet continuing to post week over week advances in both grower and inter-dealer markets.

Once again, prices set a new season highs for white proso millet. Millet remains cost competitive with canaryseed in birdseed mixes, suggesting packagers are still unlikely to reduce the proportion of millet in mixes in favor of canaryseed.

However, the price performance of millet suggest production was lower then hoped. The USDA's final production estimate for 2018 has been delayed by the partial government shutdown. The current impasse over the budget is the now longest in U.S. history.


Few Changes Seen in Mustard Seed

PANAMA - Jan 18/19 - SNS -- Mustard markets were largely unchanged in relatively light trading activity during the past week.

This saw virtually no price movement in grower and inter-dealer markets in both spot and new crop shipping positions.

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) reports 300 MT of bulk mustard seed export clearances through reporting terminals and primary elevators between January 7 and January 13. The season to date total is now 9,800 MT, compared to 9,300 MT exported during the previous marketing year.

Canadian Pea Stocks Dwindling

PANAMA - Jan 18/19 - SNS -- Relatively strong export movement continued to support field pea markets…

Chickpea Imports From Pakistan Extend Soft Trend

PANAMA3 - Jan 17/19 - SNS -- Pakistan's imports of chickpeas in June were little changed, dropping versus…

Canaryseed Imports From Pakistan Unchanged For Month

PANAMA2 - Jan 17/19 - SNS -- At this point in this calendar year , with canaryseed imports by Pakistan…