CBOT wheat closes firmer on spillover support from corn, soy gains

CHICAGO, March 5 (Reuters) - Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures ended stronger on Friday on spillover support from gains in the soybean and corn markets, analysts said.

* Grain traders are waiting for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue monthly supply/demand data on Tuesday.

* Analysts surveyed by Reuters expect the USDA to peg 2020/21 U.S. wheat ending stocks at 839 million bushels, near the 836 million estimated in February. Analysts project U.S. corn and soy stocks will tighten from last month.

* South Korea's Major Feedmill Group purchased about 130,000 tonnes of optional-origin animal feed wheat in a tender, European traders said.

* CBOT May soft red winter wheat ended up 2 cents at $6.53 per bushel.

* K.C. May hard red winter wheat gained 5-1/4 cents to close at $6.26-1/4 a bushel, while MGEX May spring wheat rose 1-3/4 cents to $6.45-1/4 a bushel. (Reporting by Tom Polansek)

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