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Archive for Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Commodities

March 23, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures advanced Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Grain futures finished mixed.

Wheat for May delivery rose 2 cents to $3.44 1/2 a bushel; May corn fell 1/2 cent to $2.14 a bushel; May oats rose 1 1/2 cent to $1.54 1/2 a bushel; May soybeans rose 3/4 cent to $6.27 1/4 a bushel.

Beef and pork futures finished mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

April live cattle fell .23 cent to 87.62 cents a pound; April feeder cattle rose .25 cent to $1.0437 a pound; April lean hogs fell .48 cent to 70.57 cents a pound; May pork bellies rose 1.90 cent to 94.85 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Tuesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator -- Wheat, $3.29; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $5.82. Edgerton Elevator -- Wheat, $3.29; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $5.82. Overbrook Elevator -- Wheat, $3.29; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $5.82. Midland Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.82. Lawrence North Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.83; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.82. Lawrence South Elevator -- Wheat, $3.29; corn, $1.79; milo, $1.64; soybeans, $5.82. Pauline Elevator -- Wheat, NA; corn, $1.87; milo, $1.69; soybeans, $5.82.

St. Joseph livestock

Quotations for Tuesday:

Estimated Hog Receipts: 150 Compared to Monday, barrows and gilts sold steady; 46-50 percent lean 230-280 lbs 47.50-48.00. Sows: Scarce. Boars: Scarce.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Tuesday:

Aluminum - 90.3 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Tue.

Copper 149.85 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

Lead - $1000.0 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 65.79-66.04 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $432.70 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $431.30 troy oz., NY Merc spot Tue.

Silver - $7.125 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $7.070 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Tue.

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

Platinum - $876.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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