White maize ends 6 days of losses

Johannesburg -- South African white corn rose for the first time in seven sessions in Johannesburg trading.

White corn gained 0.1 percent to 1,965 rand a metric ton by the midday close on the South African Futures Exchange.

Yellow corn rose 0.1 percent to 2,097.20 rand a ton.

Cornmeal made out of the white variety is used to make a staple food known locally as pap, while the yellow type is mainly fed to animals.

Wheat dropped 0.2 percent to 4,020 rand a ton, the lowest since May 2. - Bloomberg News