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Commodities

November 19, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures declined Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while grain futures finished mostly lower.

Wheat for December delivery fell 2 3/4 cents to $3.02 a bushel; December corn fell 1 cent to $1.91 1/4 a bushel; December oats rose 3/4 cent to $1.68 a bushel; January soybeans fell 9 1/2 cents to $5.69 3/4 a bushel.

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

December live cattle fell .20 cent to 91.02 cents a pound; January feeder cattle fell .25 cent to $1.136 a pound; December lean hogs rose .52 cent to 62.62 cents a pound; February pork bellies rose .77 cent to 88.52 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Friday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $3.38; corn, $1.57; milo, $1.51; soybeans, $5.25. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $3.38; corn, $1.54; milo, $1.51; soybeans, $5.25. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $3.38; corn, $1.54; milo, $1.51; soybeans, $5.25. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.54; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.25. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.54; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.25. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $3.38; corn, $1.54; milo, $1.51; soybeans, $5.25. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.54; milo, $1.51; soybeans, $5.25.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Friday:

Aluminum - 94.1 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Fri.

Copper - 212.00 cents Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations.

Copper 210.00 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Lead - $1017.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 78.15-78.65 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $485.85 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Gold - $485.60 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri.

Silver - $8.055 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $8.053 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri.

Mercury - $700.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum -$981.00. troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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