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Commodities

October 6, 2005

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Chicago Board of Trade

Soybean futures advanced Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade, while grain futures finished mostly lower.

Wheat for December delivery fell 2 1/4 cents to $3.45 a bushel; December corn fell 1 cent to $2.04 3/4 a bushel; December oats rose 3 1/2 cents to $1.68 1/4 a bushel; November soybeans rose 1 cent to $5.63 1/2 a bushel.

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

December live cattle fell .40 cent to 91.05 cents a pound; November feeder cattle fell .55 cent to $1.1587 a pound; December lean hogs rose .53 cent to 65.32 cents a pound; February pork bellies rose 1.57 cent to 96.37 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Wednesday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $3.58; corn, $1.55; milo, $1.50; soybeans, $5.14. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $3.58; corn, $1.55; milo, $1.50; soybeans, $5.14. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $3.58; corn, $1.55; milo, $1.50; soybeans, $5.14. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.55; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.14. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.55; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.14. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $3.58; corn, $3.58; milo, $1.50; soybeans, $5.14. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $1.55; milo, $1.50; soybeans, $5.14.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:

Aluminum - 84.3.cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Wed.

Copper 187.30 cents per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Lead - $1010.0 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 68.51-69.01 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $466.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $7.428 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

Mercury - $850.00 per 76 lb flask, N.Y.

Platinum $918.50 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed.

St. Joseph livestock

Quotations for Wednesday:

Receipts: 1036 Last Week: 875 Year Ago: 1079

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 338-389 lbs 149.00-158.00; 401-454 lbs 140.00-155.00, pkg fleshy 467 lbs 136.00; 503-598 lbs 128.00-135.00, pkg fleshy 568 lbs 122.25; 603-693 lbs 126.00-134.50; pkg 711 lbs 126.00; pkg 815 lbs 113.75. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 360 lbs 146.00; 425-473 lbs 131.00-142.00; 508-593 lbs 121.00-125.50; pkg fleshy 635 lbs 116.00; 658-699 lbs 120.00-123.25; 753-779 lbs 110.00-114.00, pkg fleshy 794 lbs 100.00; pkg 929 lbs 105.50. Medium and Large 2 529-598 lbs 116.50-119.00; 655-699 lbs 113.00-114.50. Large 2 pkg 593 lbs 119.00. Medium 1 pkg fleshy 722 lbs 103.75.

Holstein Steers: Large 3 pkg 697 lbs 89.75; pkg 829 lbs 86.50.

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