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January 17, 2001

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USDA Loan Deficiency Payments -- Oats: 13 cents. Soybeans: 73 cents.

Dodge City livestock

Dodge City (ap) -- Quotations for Tuesday:

Confirmed: none. Trade quiet. No sales slaughter steers or heifers confirmed. Inquiry moderate, demand light. Snow falling in portions of western Kan., 3-8 inches forecast for the area, therefore solid asking prices and bids slow in developing. Sales confirmed for the week to date on 25,500 head, all previously contracted or formulated cattle. Sales FOB feedlot net weights after 4 percent shrink.

St. Joseph livestock

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

Estimated Slaughter Hog Receipts: 400. Compared to Monday barrows and gilts .50 higher; 46-50 percent lean 230-270 lb 35.50-36.00; 44-48 percent lean 270-290 lb 34.50-35.50. Sows: under 500 lb steady; over 500 lb scarce; 1-2 300-500 lb 29.00. Boars: 300-700 lb 14.00.

Nonferrous metals

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

Aluminum - 72.1 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Copper - $88.0 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Copper - 82.50 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Lead - 29-31 cents per lb.

Zinc - 52.15-52.65 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $263.30 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $263.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $4.695 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $4.677 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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

Platinum - $625.00-$652.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

Platinum - $631.60 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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