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June 28, 2001

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USDA Loan Deficiency Payments -- Corn: 27 cents. Oats: 6 cents. Soybeans: 96 cents. Milo: 23 cents.

St. Joseph livestock

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

Estimated Receipts: 225. Compared to Wednesday of last week slaughter steers and heifers fully steady. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter bulls steady. No sale next week due to the holiday. Slaughter steers: select to mostly choice 2-3 1101-1363 lb 72.00-73.25. Slaughter heifers: choice 3-4 1212 lb 72.60. Slaughter cows: breaking 70-80 percent lean 48.00-50.00, high dressing 50.00-52.50; boning 80-85 percent lean 47.00-51.00, high dressing 50.00-54.00, low dressing 42.00-47.00; lean 85-90 percent lean 40.00-47.00, high dressing 46.00-49.00, low dressing 32.25-40.00. Slaughter bulls: yield grade 1 1400-2000 lb 45.00-50.00, high dressing 50.00-52.00, low dressing 43.00-45.00.

Estimated Slaughter Hog Receipts: 300. Compared to Tuesday, Barrows and gilts .50-1.00 lower; 46-50 percent lean 230-270 lb 51.00-51.50; 42-46 percent lean package 293 lb 49.50. Sows: steady to 1.00 higher; 1-3 300-550 lb 42.00-44.00; 550-700 lb 45.00-46.00. Boars: 300-700 lb 21.00.

Nonferrous metals

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

Aluminum - 66.2 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Wed.

Copper - $76.0 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Copper -72.30 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Lead - 29-31 cents per lb.

Zinc - 45.42-45.92 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $274.80 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $276.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $4.320 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $4.305 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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

Platinum - $575.00-$585.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

Platinum $566.10 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

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