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Commodities

May 12, 2006

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Chicago Board of Trade

Grain and soybean futures advanced Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for July delivery rose 7 1/2 cents to $3.92 a bushel; July corn rose 7 cents to $2.47 a bushel; July oats rose 2 3/4 cents to $1.91 3/4 a bushel; July soybeans rose 7 cents to $6.13 a bushel.

Beef future increased on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while pork futures finished mixed. June live cattle rose 1.35 cent to 76.45 cents a pound; August feeder cattle rose 1.77 cent to $1.057 a pound; June lean hogs fell .40 cent to 67.10 cents a pound.

Local markets

As of Thursday's close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator - Wheat, $4.47; corn, $2.15; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.53. Edgerton Elevator - Wheat, $4.47; corn, $2.15; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.53. Overbrook Elevator - Wheat, $4.47; corn, $2.15; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.53. Midland Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.15; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.53. Lawrence North Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.15; milo, NA; soybeans, $5.53. Lawrence South Elevator - Wheat, $4.47; corn, $2.15; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.53. Pauline Elevator - Wheat, NA; corn, $2.15; milo, $2.10; soybeans, $5.53.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday:

Aluminum - 146.1 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Thu.

Lead - $1303.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch.

Zinc - 173.72 cents lb., delivered.

Gold - $703.70 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed.

Silver - $14.930 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

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