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Commodities

December 4, 2009

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Chicago Board of Trade

Agriculture futures were mixed Thursday. Wheat for March delivery fell 4.5 cents to $5.715, while March corn slid 5.75 cents to $4.0075 and oats for March delivery slipped 0.5 cent to $2.63. January soybeans jumped 13 cents to $10.47.

On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, February live cattle lost 1.37 cents to 82.9 cents; January feeder cattle fell 0.85 cent to 93.1 cents; December lean hogs edged down 0.42 cent to 59.25 cents; and February pork bellies shed 1.23 cents to 81.07 cents.

Local markets

As of Thursday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Association. Ottawa Elevator — Wheat, $4.67; corn, $3.41; milo, $3.11; soybeans, $9.87. Edgerton Elevator — Wheat, $4.67; corn, $3.41; milo, $3.11; soybeans, $9.87. Overbrook Elevator — Wheat, $4.67; corn, $3.41; milo, $3.11; soybeans, $9.87. Midland Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.41; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.87. Lawrence North Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.41; milo, NA; soybeans, $9.87. Lawrence South Elevator — Wheat, $4.67; corn, $3.41; milo, $3.11; soybeans, $9.87. Pauline Elevator — Wheat, NA; corn, $3.48; milo, $3.11; soybeans, $9.94.

Nonferrous metals

Spot nonferrous metal prices Thurs.:

Zinc - $1.0767 per lb., London Metal Exch.

Gold - $1217.40 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot.

Silver - $19.102 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot.

Platinum -$1493.70 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot.

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