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Commodities

December 3, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures increased Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while grain futures finished mostly lower. Wheat for March delivery fell 2 1/4 cents to $3.19 3/4 a bushel; March corn fell 1/2 cent to $2.03 1/4 a bushel; March oats rose 5 cents to $1.90 3/4 a bushel; January soybeans rose 3 cents to $5.62 3/4 a bushel. Beef and pork futures declined on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. February live cattle fell 1.07 cent to 95.82 cents a pound; January feeder cattle fell .98 cent to $1.1667 a pound; February lean hogs fell 1.72 cent to 66.22 cents a pound; February pork bellies fell .37 cent to 88.77 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $3.50; corn, $1.61; milo, $1.51; soybeans, $5.23. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $3.50; corn, $1.58; milo, $1.51; soybeans, $5.23. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $3.50; corn, $1.58; milo, $1.51; soybeans, $5.23. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.58; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.23. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.58; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.23. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $3.50; corn, $1.58; milo, $1.51; soybeans, $5.23. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.58; milo, $1.51; soybeans, $5.23.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Aluminum - 101.8 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Fri.

Lead - $1102.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 83.03-83.53 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $503.30 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri.

Silver - $8.544 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Platinum $1007.90 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

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