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November 3, 1999

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Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator -- Wheat, $2.26; soybeans, $4.28; milo, $1.32; corn, $1.60. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.31; milo, NA; corn, $1.60. North Elevator -- Wheat, $2.26; soybeans, $4.33; milo, $1.32; corn, $1.65.

USDA Loan Deficiency Payments -- Wheat: 40 cents. Corn: 28 cents. Oats: 14 cents. Soybeans: $1.03. Milo: 57 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 18,500 head for the week to date including 18,300 head previously contracted or formulated cattle. Asking prices mostly 70.00, bids 67.00-68.50, last sales of significant volume last Wednesday and Thursday at 69.00 to mostly 69.50. 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 1.50 lower; 46-50 percent lean 230-270 lb 30.50-31.00; 44-48 percent lean 270-290 lb 29.50-30.50; 42-47 percent lean 290-310 lb 28.00-29.00. Sows: steady; 1-2 300-500 lb 23.00; 1-3 500-550 lb 27.00; 550-700 lb 30.00-31.00. Boars: all weights 10.00.

Nonferrous metals

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

Aluminum - 67.0 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Copper - $84.0 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Copper - 80.00 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Lead - 29-31 cents per lb.

Zinc - 57.46-57.96 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $290.75 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $291.30 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver -$5.225 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $5.215 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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

Platinum - $417.00-$422.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

Platinum - $400.40 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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