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October 30, 1999

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Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Farmers Cooperative Assn. South Elevator -- Wheat, $2.17; soybeans, $4.20; milo, $1.33; corn, $1.61. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; soybeans, $4.23; milo, NA; corn, $1.61. North Elevator -- Wheat, $2.17; soybeans, $4.28; milo, $1.33; corn, $1.66.

USDA Loan Deficiency Payments -- Wheat: 39 cents. Corn: 29 cents. Oats: 14 cents. Soybeans: $1.02. Milo: 64 cents.

Dodge City livestock

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

Confirmed: 25. Trade quiet. Not enough slaughter steer sales confirmed for a market test, no heifer sales confirmed. Inquiry and demand light. Showlists basically sold. Sales confirmed Friday on 25 steers and no heifers. This week's confirmed sales 77,800 including 35,600 head or about 46 percent previously contracted or formulated cattle. Sales FOB feedlot net weights after 4 percent shrink.

Slaughter steers: part-load select and choice 1150 lb Holsteins and Longhorns 60.00.

Nonferrous metals

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

Aluminum - 66.8 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Fri.

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

Copper - 80.30 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Lead - 29-31 cents per lb.

Zinc - 57.26-57.76 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $299.10 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $299.20 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri.

Silver -$5.330 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $5.172 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

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

Platinum - $420.00-$427.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

Platinum - $401.20 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

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