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June 23, 1999

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Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Farmer's Cooperative Assn. South Elevator -- Wheat, $2.46; soybeans, $4.43; milo, $1.60; corn, $1.83. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.43; milo, NA; corn, $1.84. North Elevator -- Wheat, $2.46; soybeans, $4.43; milo, $1.60; corn, $1.88.

USDA Loan Deficiency Payments-- Wheat: 31 cents.

Dodge City livestock

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

Confirmed: none. Trade quiet. No sales slaughter steers or heifers confirmed. Inquiry moderate, demand light. Sales confirmed on 25,700 head for the week to date, including 21,800 head previously contracted or formulated cattle. Asking prices 67.00-68.00, bids 64.00 to mostly 65.00, last sales last Friday at 66.00. Sales FOB feedlot net weights after 4 percent shrink.

St. Joseph livestock

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

Estimated Slaughter Hog Receipts: 500. Compared to Monday barrows and gilts 1.00 higher; 46-50 percent lean 230-270 lb 34.50-35.00; 44-48 percent lean 270-290 lb 33.50-34.50; 41-43 percent lean 290-310 lb 31.00-32.50. Sows: steady to .50 higher; 1-2 300-500 lb 27.50; 1-3 500-550 lb 31.00; 550-700 lb 33.00-34.00. Boars: all weights 14.00.

Nonferrous metals

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

Aluminum - 61.2 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Copper - $70.0 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Copper - 66.10 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Lead - 48 cents per lb.

Zinc - 51.97-52.47 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $258.55 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $259.40 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

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

Silver - $5.034 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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

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

Platinum - $347.10 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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