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Commodities

January 8, 2005

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Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Aluminum - 82.7 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Fri.

Copper - 142.00 cents Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Copper 141.50 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Lead - $959.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 58.58-59.08 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $422.20 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $418.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri.

Silver - $6.465 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $6.429 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

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

Platinum - $851.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

Platinum $843.20 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Chicago Board of Trade

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

Wheat for March delivery rose 1 1/2 cent to $3.09 3/4 a bushel; March corn fell 2 cents to $2.06 3/4 a bushel; March oats fell 2 1/2 cents to $1.59 1/2 a bushel; March soybeans rose 9 3/4 cents to $5.42 1/4 a bushel.

Beef futures increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Pork futures declined.

February live cattle rose .57 cent to 88.92 cents a pound; March feeder cattle rose 1.03 cent to 98.80 cents a pound; February lean hogs fell .85 cent to 74.95 cents a pound; February pork bellies fell .28 cent to 94.82 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.40; corn, $1.72; milo, $1.62; soybeans, $5.12. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.40; corn, $1.72; milo, $1.62; soybeans, $5.12. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.40; corn, $1.72; milo, $1.62; soybeans, $5.12. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.76; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.12. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.72; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.12. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.40; corn, $1.72; milo, $1.62; soybeans, $5.12. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.80; milo, $1.67; soybeans, $5.12.

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