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Commodities

February 11, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures finished higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for March delivery rose 6 1/4 cents to $2.96 1/4 a bushel; March corn rose 3 1/4 cents to $1.98 1/4 a bushel; March oats rose 1 3/4 cent to $1.63 1/4 a bushel; March soybeans rose 5 1/4 cents to $5.16 a bushel.

Pork futures decreased while beef futures finished mostly lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

March live cattle remained unchanged at 91 cents a pound; March feeder cattle fell 1.32 cent to 99.60 cents a pound; April lean hogs fell 2 cents to 71.77 cents a pound; March pork bellies fell 1.92 cent to 87.80 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.28; corn, $1.68; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $4.96. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.28; corn, $1.68; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $4.96. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.28; corn, $1.68; milo, $1.53 soybeans, $4.96. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.72; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.96. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.68; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.96. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.28; corn, $1.68; milo, $1.53; soybeans, $4.96. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.76; milo, $1.58; soybeans, $4.96.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday:

Zinc - 62.91-63.16 cents lb., delivered.

Copper 147.00 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Gold - $417.20 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $6.956 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Mercury - $650.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum - $852.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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