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Archive for Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Commodities

August 4, 2004

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures advanced Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Grain futures finished mostly higher. Wheat for September delivery remained unchanged at $3.17 a bushel; September corn rose 1 cent to $2.19 1/4 a bushel; September oats rose 3/4 cent to $1.24 3/4 a bushel; September soybeans rose 3 1/4 cents to $5.72 3/4 a bushel.

Beef futures slipped lower while pork futures were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. September live cattle fell 1 cent to 86 cents a pound; September feeder cattle fell 2.9 cents to $1.1045 a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.19; corn, $1.89; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $5.72. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.19; corn, $1.89; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $5.72. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.19; corn, $1.89; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $5.77. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.94; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.77. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.89; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.72. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.19; corn, $1.89; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $5.72. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.94; milo, $1.79; soybeans, $5.77.


Nonferrous metals

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

Gold - $394.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $6.675 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum - $833.00. troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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