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Commodities

April 30, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures advanced while grain futures finished mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for May delivery rose 3/4 cent to $3.18 a bushel; May corn rose 1/4 cent to $2.04 3/4 a bushel; May oats fell 3 1/4 cents to $1.38 3/4 a bushel; May soybeans rose 1 1/4 cent to $6.19 1/4 a bushel.

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

May live cattle remained unchanged at 90 cents a pound; May feeder cattle rose .27 cent to $1.0867 a pound; May lean hogs rose .85 cent to 78.15 cents a pound; May pork bellies rose 1.52 cent to 83.12 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.21; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.60; soybeans, $5.96. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.21; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.60; soybeans, $5.96. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.21; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.60; soybeans, $5.99. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.79; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.96. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.79; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.96. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.21; corn, $1.75; milo, $1.60; soybeans, $5.96. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.65; soybeans, $5.99.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Aluminum - 82.6 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Fri.

Copper 149.30 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Lead - $1014.50 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 62.12-62.37 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $435.70 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $435.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri.

Silver - $6.925 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $6.903 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Mercury - $850.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum -$873.00. troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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