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April 8, 1999

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Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Farmer's Cooperative Assn. South Elevator -- Wheat, $2.57; soybeans, $4.39; milo, $1.66; corn, $1.83. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.39; milo, NA; corn, $1.84. North Elevator -- Wheat, $2.62; soybeans, $4.39; milo, $1.66; corn, $1.88.

USDA Loan Deficiency Payments -- Corn: 5 cents. Milo: 10 cents. Soybeans: 89 cents.

Dodge City livestock

Dodge City (ap) -- Kansas feedlot sales Wednesday:

Estimated feeder cattle receipts: 2,400. Compared to Wednesday of last week feeders steers and heifers steady to 2.00 higher. Steers: medium and large 1, 433-443 lb 94.50-96.00; 520-538 lb 86.75-89.25; 554-596 lb 80.00-86.25; 638-641 lb 78.50-78.60; 675-690 lb 73.90-75.00; 700-750 lb 70.00-75.00; 750-800 lb 69.35-72.35; 1053 lb 63.85. Heifers: medium and large 1, 333 lb 85.25; 499 lb 77.75; 529-539 lb 76.25-79.00; 564-594 lb 75.50-78.50; 600-700 lb 69.85-73.20; 703-731 lb 69.85; 778 lb 66.75.

Estimated slaughter hog receipts: 500. Compared to Tuesday, barrows and gilts steady; 46-50 percent lean 230-260 lb 28.50-29.00; 44-48 percent lean 260-280 lb 27.50-28.50; 40-44 some 303-307 lb 25.00-26.00. Sows: under 500 lb mostly .50 lower, over 500 lb steady; 1-2 300-500 lb 21.00; 1-3 500-550 lb 28.00; 550-700 lb 29.50-30.50. Boars: all weights 10.00.

St. Joseph livestock

St. Joseph, Mo. (ap) -- Quotations for Wednesday:

Estimated feeder cattle receipts: 2,400. Compared to Wednesday of last week feeders steers and heifers steady to 2.00 higher. Steers: medium and large 1, 433-443 lb 94.50-96.00; 520-538 lb 86.75-89.25; 554-596 lb 80.00-86.25; 638-641 lb 78.50-78.60; 675-690 lb 73.90-75.00; 700-750 lb 70.00-75.00; 750-800 lb 69.35-72.35; 1053 lb 63.85. Heifers: medium and large 1, 333 lb 85.25; 499 lb 77.75; 529-539 lb 76.25-79.00; 564-594 lb 75.50-78.50; 600-700 lb 69.85-73.20; 703-731 lb 69.85; 778 lb 66.75.

Estimated slaughter hog receipts: 500. Compared to Tuesday, barrows and gilts steady; 46-50 percent lean 230-260 lb 28.50-29.00; 44-48 percent lean 260-280 lb 27.50-28.50; 40-44 some 303-307 lb 25.00-26.00. Sows: under 500 lb mostly .50 lower, over 500 lb steady; 1-2 300-500 lb 21.00; 1-3 500-550 lb 28.00; 550-700 lb 29.50-30.50. Boars: all weights 10.00.

Nonferrous metals

New York (ap) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:

Aluminum - 56.1 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Wed.

Copper - $67.00 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Copper - 64.20 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Lead - 48 cents per lb.

Zinc - .5045-.5095 cents lb., delivered.

Tin - $3.5708 Tue. Metals Week composite price per lb.

Gold - $280.15 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $280.30 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver -$4.970 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $4.958 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Mercury - $150.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum - $355.00-$362.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

Platinum - $355.40 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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