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Archive for Thursday, March 14, 2002

Commodities

March 14, 2002

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USDA Loan Deficiency Payments  Corn: 1 cent. Soybeans: 98 cents.

St. Joseph livestock

St. Joseph, Mo. Â Quotations for Wednesday:

Receipts: 3,000 Last week: 3,462 Year ago: 3,862

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers opened firm to 2.00 higher. Trading started out active, with good demand for all classes and weights. Best demand for the thin 500-700 lb cattle suitable for grass. Also, good interest in buying fancy heifers for replacement.

Nonferrous metals

New York  Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:

Aluminum - 64.0 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Wed.

Lead - 29-31 cents per lb.

Zinc - 42.54-43.04 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $293.15 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $4.545 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

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