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Commodities

July 8, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain futures finished mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while soybean futures decreased.

Wheat for September delivery rose 2 cents to $3.44 a bushel; September corn rose 2 cents to $2.41 3/4 a bushel; September oats remained unchanged at $1.74 1/2 a bushel; August soybeans fell 3 3/4 cents to $6.94 1/2 a bushel.

Pork futures retreated on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while beef futures finished mixed.

August live cattle fell .52 cent to 80.10 cents a pound; August feeder cattle rose .42 cent to $1.1207 a pound; August lean hogs fell .55 cent to 68.17 cents a pound; August pork bellies fell 2 cents to 58.67 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $3.28; corn, $2.02; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $6.67. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $3.28; corn, $2.02; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $6.67. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $3.28; corn, $2.02; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $6.70. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.06; milo, NA; soybeans, $6.67. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.06; milo, NA; soybeans, $6.67. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $3.28; corn, $2.02; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $6.67. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.10; milo, $1.92; soybeans, $6.70.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday:

Aluminum - 76.7 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Thu.

Lead - $875.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 57.83-58.08 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $423.30 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu.

Silver - $6.949 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

Mercury - $900.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum $863.20 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu.

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