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Archive for Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Commodities

November 19, 2003

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Chicago Board of Trade

Wheat prices slumped heavily Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Corn and soybean futures also declined.

Wheat for December delivery fell 11 1/2 cents to $3.88 1/4 a bushel; December corn fell 2 1/2 cents to $2.35 3/4 a bushel; December oats rose 2 3/4 cents to $1.43 1/2 a bushel; January soybeans fell 3 cents to $7.77 a bushel.

Beef futures rose sharply while pork futures finished mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

December live cattle rose 1.50 cent to 95.12 cents a pound; January feeder cattle rose 1.50 cent to 96.12 cents a pound; December lean hogs rose .43 cent to 50.70 cents a pound; February pork bellies fell .63 cent to 87.02 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.63; corn, $2.16; milo, $2.21; soybeans, $7.48. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.63; corn, $2.16; milo, $2.21; soybeans, $7.48. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.63; corn, $2.16; milo, $2.21; soybeans, $7.53. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $2.21; milo, NA; soybeans, $7.53. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $2.16; milo, NA; soybeans, $7.48. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.63; corn, $2.16; milo, $2.21; soybeans, $7.48. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $2.21; milo, $2.26; soybeans, $7.53.

St. Joseph livestock

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

Estimated Receipts: 200. Compared to Monday, barrows and gilts sold steady; 46-50 percent lean 230-270 lbs 34.00. Sows: Steady; 1-2 300-500 lbs 27.00-27.50; 1-3 500-700 lbs 28.00-31.00. Boars: Steady; 300-700 lbs 8.00.

Nonferrous metals

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

Aluminum - 68.3 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Lead - $610.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 44.45-44.95 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $397.60 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $5.363 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Mercury - $200.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum - $763.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

Platinum $773.50 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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