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May 15, 2001

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USDA Loan Deficiency Payments -- Corn: 22 cents. Soybeans: $1.07.

St. Joseph livestock

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

Estimated Receipts: 250. No recent comparison on slaughter steers and heifers but improved beef demand. Slaughter cows and bulls about steady. Slaughter steers: choice 3 1192-1310 lb 73.00-74.50; choice and prime 3-4 1386-1401 lb 69.00-73.85; select and choice 2-3 1320 lb 73.00. Slaughter heifer: choice and prime 3-4 1075-1338 lb 72.00-73.35, large percentage 4 1147 lb 68.10; select and choice 2-3 1133 lb 70.35. Slaughter cows: breaking 70-80 percent lean 43.00-45.75, high dressing 47.50-49.75; boning 80-85 percent lean 42.00-47.50, high dressing 47.00-50.75; lean 85-90 percent lean 35.00-43.00, high dressing 42.00-45.50. Slaughter bulls: yield grade 1, 1300-1800 lb 45.50-49.00.

Estimated Receipts: 300. Compared to Thursday, barrows and gilts sold 1.00 higher; 46-50 percent lean 230-270 lb 51.00-51.50; 44-48 percent lean 270-290 lb 49.50-51.00. Sows: 1-2 300-550 lb 38.00-39.00; 1-3 550-700 lb 40.00. Boars: 300-700 lb 21.00.

Nonferrous metals

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

Aluminum - 69.4 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Mon.

Copper - $80.0 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Copper -74.70 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Mon.

Lead - 29-31 cents per lb.

Zinc - 48.14-48.64 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $268.35 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $268.30 troy oz., NY Merc spot Mon.

Silver - $4.370 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $4.332 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Mon.

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

Platinum - $602.00-$632.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

Platinum $606.50 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Mon.

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