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Archive for Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Commodities

April 20, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures advanced Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery rose 6 1/4 cents to $3.08 a bushel; May corn rose 5 1/4 cents to $2.09 1/2 a bushel; May oats rose 1 1/2 cent to $1.54 1/4 a bushel; May soybeans rose 21 1/2 cents to $6.31 a bushel.

Beef futures moved mostly higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Pork futures finished mixed.

May live cattle remained unchanged at 85.20 cents a pound; May feeder cattle rose .20 cent to $1.0752 cents a pound; May lean hogs rose .60 cent to 75.15 cents a pound; May pork bellies fell .27 cent to 85.95 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.01; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $6.06. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.01; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $6.06. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.01; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $6.06. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $6.06. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.82; milo, NA; soybeans, $6.06. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.01; corn, $1.78; milo, $1.63; soybeans, $6.06. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.86; milo, $1.68; soybeans, $6.06.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday:

Aluminum - 85.5 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Gold - $432.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $7.246 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Platinum -$863.00. troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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