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June 19, 1999

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Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Farmer's Cooperative Assn. South Elevator -- Wheat, $2.46; soybeans, $4.49; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.87. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.49; milo, NA; corn, $1.88. North Elevator -- Wheat, $2.46; soybeans, $4.49; milo, $1.64; corn, $1.92.

Dodge City livestock

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

Confirmed: 2,700. Trade rather slow. Slaughter steers and heifers 1.00 lower than bulk of trade Thursday. Inquiry and demand light. Sales confirmed on 1,100 slaughter steers and 1,600 slaughter heifers Friday following a weekly volume of 75,800 head which included 34,900 head or about 46 percent previously contracted or formulated cattle. Sales FOB feedlot net weights after 4 percent shrink.

Slaughter steers: select and choice 2-3 1150-1350 lb 66.00.

Slaughter heifers: select and choice 2-3 1125 lbs 66.00, load select with end choice 1100 lb 66.00. Dressed basis: select and choice 2-3 1125 lb 105.00 hot weights, delivered.

St. Joseph livestock

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

Estimated Slaughter Hog Receipts: 400. Compared to Thursday, barrows and gilts .50 higher; 46-50 percent lean 230-270 lb 32.50-33.00. Sows: steady; 1-2 300-500 lb 26.00; 1-3 500-550 lb 30.00; 550-700 lb 31.00-32.00. Boars: all weights 14.00.

Nonferrous metals

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

Aluminum - 60.4 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Fri.

Copper - $67.0 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Copper - 65.20 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Lead - 48 cents per lb.

Zinc - 50.54-51.04 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $258.95 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $260.30 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri.

Silver -$5.015 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $4.954 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

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

Platinum - $349.00-$354.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

Platinum - $352.30 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

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