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Archive for Thursday, October 21, 2004

Commodities

October 21, 2004

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures advanced Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Grain futures were mixed. Wheat for December delivery fell 5 3/4 cents to $3.13 1/2 a bushel; December corn fell 1 cent to $2.06 a bushel; December oats rose 1/2 cent to $1.46 a bushel; November soybeans rose 4 3/4 cents to $5.32 1/2 a bushel.

Pork futures decreased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Beef futures moved mostly lower. November live cattle remained unchanged at 86 cents a pound; November feeder cattle fell 1.70 cent to $1.106 a pound; December lean hogs fell .60 cent to 65.90 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.16; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.88. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.16; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.88. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.16; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.88. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.70; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.88. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.66; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.88. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.16; corn, $1.66; milo, $1.56; soybeans, $4.88. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.74; milo, $1.61; soybeans, $4.88.

Nonferrous metals

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

Gold - $423.60 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $7.330 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

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