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Commodities

December 24, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybeans finished higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery rose 3 3/4 cents to $3.34 1/2 a bushel; March corn rose 1 1/4 cent to $2.14 a bushel; March oats rose 1 cent to $1.95 a bushel; January soybeans rose 1/4 cent to $6.13 a bushel. Beef futures increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while pork futures finished mixed. February live cattle rose .17 cent to 95.72 cents a pound; January feeder cattle rose .47 cent to $1.1407 a pound; February lean hogs fell .03 cent to 65.25 cents a pound; February pork bellies rose .35 cent to 83.60 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $3.71; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $5.78. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $3.71; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $5.78. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $3.71; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $5.78. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.78. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.78. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $3.71; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $5.78. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.84; milo, $1.74; soybeans, $5.78.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Gold - $505.00 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $8.605 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Platinum $965.30 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

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