I was fairly happy with them.
The yield was around 50 bu/ac with 31-32 lbs being my bushel weight. That number is impacted by the 20 acre intercrop that slowed the flowers a bit.
They stood good, I thought at least. Dont have any others years to compare to, but they were anywhere from above my head to chest height. The solid seeding likely impacted this as populations were sometimes pretty thick.
There was some sclerotinia, but not enough to really affect the yield or the price, could just see the odd white head from the cab. As for birds, I think there was some, a few heads that had the outside seeds missing.
I have no idea about the oil content, but they are for the bird seed market, so I dont think it was much of a concern anyway.
I certainly would grow again! Since I am just getting going on the farm, they may not be grown next year as it wont quite work with my rotation unless I can find some more land (trust me I am trying!). Hemp is going on the only ground it could work OK on.
At .25/lbs, delivery 2 weeks after harvest with the option to deliver as tough as 18%, it took a lot of the risk away.