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Archive for Friday, April 1, 2005

Commodities

April 1, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures fell Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Grains finished mostly lower. Wheat for May delivery fell 2 1/2 cents to $3.31 a bushel; May corn rose 1/2 cent to $2.13 a bushel; May oats fell 20 cents to $1.57 3/4 a bushel; May soybeans fell 13 1/2 cents to $6.27 1/2 a bushel. Beef futures increased while pork futures moved mostly higher in early trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. April live cattle rose .07 cent to 89.82 cents a pound; April feeder cattle rose 1.27 cent to $1.0767 a pound; April lean hogs remained unchanged at 68.70 cents a pound; May pork bellies rose .05 cent to 96.25 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.18; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.93. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.18; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.93. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.18; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.93. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.93. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.93. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.18; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $5.93. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.68; soybeans, $5.93.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday:

Gold - $428.70 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $7.170 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Platinum -$864.00. troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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