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Commodities

December 10, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

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

Wheat for December delivery fell 4 3/4 cents to $3.07 1/2 a bushel; March corn rose 2 cents to $2.03 3/4 a bushel; March oats rose 1 1/4 cent to $1.98 3/4 a bushel; January soybeans rose 2 cents to $5.68 3/4 a bushel.

Beef futures declined on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while pork futures were mixed.

February live cattle fell .97 cent to 94.52 cents a pound; January feeder cattle fell 1 cent to $1.1377 a pound; February lean hogs fell .72 cent to 65.90 cents a pound; February pork bellies rose .10 cent to 86.20 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $3.38; corn, $1.67; milo, $1.54; soybeans, $5.34. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $3.38; corn, $1.64; milo, $1.54; soybeans, $5.34. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $3.38; corn, $1.64; milo, $1.54; soybeans, $5.34. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.64; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.34. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.64; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.34. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $3.38; corn, $1.64; milo, $1.54; soybeans, $5.34. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.64; milo, $1.54; soybeans, $5.34.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Aluminum - 103.4 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Fri.

Lead - $1143.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 86.63-87.13 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $527.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri.

Silver - $9.000 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Platinum $1006.90 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

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