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Archive for Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Commodities

November 12, 2003

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures rose sharply Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain prices were mixed, with wheat higher and corn fractionally lower.

Wheat for December delivery rose 6 cents to $3.89 a bushel; December corn fell 1/4 cent to $2.32 1/2 a bushel; December oats fell 3/4 cent to $1.45 1/4 a bushel; January soybeans rose 13 3/4 cents to $7.75 3/4 a bushel.

Beef and pork futures declined in trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

December live cattle fell 1.50 cents to 96.82 cents a pound; January feeder cattle fell 1.50 cents to 96.82 cents a pound; December lean hogs fell 1.92 cents to 50.75 cents a pound; February pork bellies fell .10 cent to 85.05 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.62; corn, $2.13; milo, $2.13; soybeans, $7.47. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.62; corn, $2.13; milo, $2.13; soybeans, $7.47. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.62; corn, $2.13; milo, $2.13; soybeans, $7.52. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $2.18; milo, NA; soybeans, $7.52. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $2.13; milo, NA; soybeans, $7.47. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.62; corn, $2.13; milo, $2.13; soybeans, $7.47. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $2.18; milo, $2.18; soybeans, $7.52.

Nonferrous metals

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

Aluminum - 68.0 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Copper -92.70 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Mon.

Lead - $611.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 43.59-44.09 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $386.60 troy oz., NY Merc spot Mon.

Silver - $5.086 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Mon.

Mercury - $175.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum - $762.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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