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Archive for Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Commoditites

April 13, 2004

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Local markets

As of Monday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.87; corn, $2.97; milo, $2.92; soybeans, $9.45. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.87; corn, $2.97; milo, $2.92; soybeans, $9.45. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.87; corn, $2.97; milo, $2.92; soybeans, $9.50. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $3.02; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.50. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $2.97; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.45. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.87; corn, $2.97; milo, $2.92; soybeans, $9.45. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $3.02; milo, $2.97; soybeans, $9.50.

St. Joseph livestock

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

Estimated Receipts: 150.

Compared to last week, slaughter steers and heifers were not well tested. Feedlot trading was very active last week and prices were 2.00-3.00 higher live from 86.00-87.00 and mostly 5.00 higher dressed from 137.00-138.00. The demand for slaughter cows and bulls continues to be very good with cows selling firm to 2.00 higher and bulls fully steady.

Slaughter Steers: Pkg Choice 3-4 1460 lb heavyweight 76.00.

Slaughter Cows: Breaking 70-80 percent lean 46.00-50.50, high dressing up to 53.00. Boning 80-85 percent lean 47.50-50.00, high dressing 50.00-52.00, low dressing 42.00-48.50. Lean 85-90 percent lean 41.25-47.00, high dressing 47.00-49.00, low dressing 36.00-40.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Few Yield Grade 1-2 1615-2355 lbs 60.00-65.00, individual fleshy and low dressing 52.50.

Feeder Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 985-1075 lbs 57.00-60.00.

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 Short and solid mouthed to aged 950-1265 lb mixed colored and quality mostly 2nd stage bred cows 550.00-625.00.

Nonferrous metals

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

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

Zinc - 51.44-51.69 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $420.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Mon.

Silver - $8.025 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Mon.

Platinum - $879.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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