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Cooperative Crop and Livestock Reporting Service (Wis.); Federal-State Crop and Livestock Reporting Service (Wis.); Federal-State Crop Reporting Service (Wis.) / Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter
Vol. XXIX ([covers January 1950/December 1950])

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XXIX, no. 11,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (2.0 MB)


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2         (42)         WISCONSIN CROP AND LIVESTOCK REPORTER            
   November    1950
Crop Summary of Wisconsin for November, 1 1950
Crop
Corn_
Potatoes-   -
Tobacco
Oats
Barley
Winter wheat
Spring wheat -
Buckwheat-
All tame hay
Alfalfa hay
Clover and timothy hay
Other tame hay.
Wild hay
Flax -ee--
Sugar beets
Peas for canning
Corn for canning
Lima beans for canning
Snap beans for canning,
Beets for canning
Cucumbers for pickles
Cabbage
Onions, commercial
Apples, commercial         -
Cherries
Cranberries
Pasture e
Acreage
1950
(Prelimi-
nary)
2,544,000
75,000
21,000
2, 880, 000
214,000
97,000
24,000
63,000
17,000
3,862,000
1,769,000
1,767,000
326,000
105,000
14,000
17,000
118,100
70,000
5,100
11,400
7,900
15,200
15,000
2, 200
1949
2,596,000
80,000
20,100
2,924,000
188 000
92,000
27,000
85,000
15,000
3, 829 000
1,653,000
1,900,000
276,000
105,000
17,000
8,900
115,400
99,800
7,700
12,100
7,400
22,700
13,800
2,100
1950 as a
percent of
1949
98.0
93.8
104.5
98. 5
113.8
105.4
88.9
74.1
113.3
100.9
107.0
93.0
118.1
100.0
82.4
191.0
102.3
70.1
66.2
94.2
106.8
67.0
108.7
104.8
Production
November 1,
1950
forecast
101,760,000
14,250,000
31,465,000
136,800,000
8,774,000
1,212,000
552,000
I.544,000
289,000
7,061,000
4,069,000
2,562,000
430,000
126,000
168,000
187,000
257,460,000
154,000
6,120,000
16,000
64,800
547,000
184,000
456,500
740,000
15,800
212.000
1949
129,800,000
13,600,000
30, 846 000
119,884,000
6,392,000
1,196,000
608,000
1,912.000
232,000
6,178,000
3 ,554,000
2, 280, 000
344,000
110,000
221,000
89,900
220,420,000
329,300
13,780,000
20,600
59,900
2,043,000
139,000
420,000
724,000
11 ,600
200,000
200,000
I0-year
average
1939-48
103,589,000
12,894,000
33,252,000
108,370,000
11,524,000
1397,000
687,000
1,095,000
261 000
6,690,000
2,216,000
4,072,000
402,000
154,000
128,000
143,890
238,140,000
166,310
3,660,000
13,800
38,260
1,266,000
117,700
355,000
725,000
12,460
127,800
1950 as a
percent of
I1-year
1949   average
78.4    98.2
104.8   110.5
102.0    94.6
114.1   126.2
137.3    76.1
101.3    86.8
90.8    80.3
80.8   141.0
124.6   110.7
114.3   105.5
114.5   183.6
112.4    62.9
125.0   107.0
114.5    81.8
76.0   131.2
208.0   130.0
116.8   108.1
46.8    92.6
44.4   167.2
77.7   115.9
108.2   169.4
26.8    43.2
132.4   156.3
108.7   128.6
102.2   102.1
136.2   126.8
106.0   165.9
Unit
Bu.
Bu.
Lb.
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
BT.
Ton
Ton
Ton
Ton
Ton
Bu.
Ton
Lb.
Ton
Lb.
Ton
Ton
Bu.
Ton
Cwt.
B,.
Ton
Bill.
Bbl.
'Novemlbr I conldition.
I      Yield per acre
Indicated
1950
40.0
190
1498
47.5
41.0
12.5
23.0
24.5
17.0
1.83
2.30
1.45
1.32
1.20
12.0
11.0
1180
2.2
1200
1.4
8.2
36
12.3
207.5
77'
1949
50.0
170
1535
41.0
34.0
13.0
22.5
22.5
1.61
2.15
1.20
1.25
1.05
13.0
10.1
1910
3.3
1790
1.7
8.1
90
10.1
200
200   --
10-year
average
1939-48
42.0
95
1479
41.3
33.5
11.2
19.7
21.2
15.0
1.69
2.14
1.54
1.42
1.18
11.4
9.9
1810
2.3
1220
1.4
7.8
80
8.8
201
.201
67'  I---- 77  _
Egg Production
A record number of eggs was pro-
duced in both Wisconsin and the
United States during the month of
October. Egg output in the state-
166 million eggs-was over 6 percent
higher than October last year and
nearly one-fifth higher than the
5-year average for the month. Pro-
duction of 4,014 million eggs in the
nation in October exceeded the Octo-
ber 1949 output by around 6 percent.
The increased rate of lay of Wis-
consin farm flocks during October
was mainly responsible for the larger
total egg production compared with
October last year and the 5-year
October average. In fact the October
rate of lay, which was a record, was
over 5 percent higher than the same
month last year and close to one-fifth
above average. There was very little
increase in the Wisconsin number of
layers on hand in October over the
same month last year and the October
average. There was also little change
in the number of layers on hand in
the nation during October.
The Wisconsin farm price of eggs
rose substantially from September to
October while chicken prices declined
slightly for the same period. Farm-
ers received an average price of 44.7
cents per dozen for eggs in October,
whereas a month earlier the average
was 39.6 cents per dozen. In October
a year ago eggs averaged 52.8 cents
per dozen. This is the time of the
year when there is the usual seasonal
increase in egg prices.
Wisconsin Farm Prices
The overall trend in prices to pro-
ducers of Wisconsin farm products
was unchanged between mid-Septem-
ber and mid-October. The index of
prices received at 269 percent of the
1910-14 average base was the same
for the two periods. While the aver-
age of all farm prices failed to show
any definite trend, price averages for
individual farm commodities showed
divergent trends.
Returns for milk, poultry, and eggs
were higher during the month ending
October 15 while meat animals, feed
crops, and fruits showed lower aver-
age returns. In the total the de-
creases just about offset the increases.
The drop of over 6 percent in the
index for meat animal prices reflected
Crop Summ
Acreage
(000 omitted)
Crop
1950
(Prelimi-       1949
nary)
Corn                    - ---           83 091        86,735
Potatoes ------                           1.8'26       1,901
Tobacco                                   1,596        1,630
Oats                                    42,765        40,560
Barley -                                 11,233        9,879
Ry          -  -             --           1,852        1,558
Winter wheat                            43,104        55,453
Durum wheat                              2,706         3,525
Spring wheat other than durum      .     14,703       17,773
Flax                                      3,738        4,880
Buckwheat         .            . -.-.       270           279
Tame hay.                                60,813       57,917
Wild hay                  .    -         14,873       14,918
Pasture_
I Novemblzer
ary of the United States for November 1, 1950
1950 as a
percent of
1949
95.8
96.1
97.9
105.4
113.7
118.9
77.7
76.8
82.7
76.6
96.8
105.0
99.7
November 1,
1950
forecast
3,105,436
430, 591
2,013,165
1,483,975
299,954
22,509
740,537
33,457
236,075
35, 224
4,740
95,213
12,657
Production
(000 omitted)
1949
3,377,790
401 ,962
1,970,376
1,322,924
238,104
18,697
901,668
38,864
205,931
43,664
5,184
87,009
12 ,296
12,296
10-year
average
1939-48
2,900,932
403,284
1,777,945
1,274,474
310,668
32,155
758,821
36,753
235,738
34,752
7,029
88,280
12,064
1F
9
10*
101
IlIl
121
121
8:
8i
11'
81
91
lol
lo:
1950 as a
percent of
10-year
1949  average
1.9   107.0
7.1   106.8
12.2  113.2
!.2   116.4
6.0    96.6
1.4    70.0
1.1    97.6
1,1    91.0
1.6   100 1
1.7   101.4
1.4    67.4
9.4   107.9
_.9   104.9
Unit
Bu.
Bu.
Lb.
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
BT.
Ton
Ton
Yield per ac
1949
38.9
211.4
1209
32.6
24.1
12.0
16.3
11.0
11.6
8.9
18.6
1.50
.82
811
Indicated
19S0
37.4
236.7
1262
34.7
26.7
12.2
17.2
12.4
16.1
9.4
17.6
1.57
.85
821
re
10-year
average
1939.48
32.9
154.6
1073
32.8
24.2
12.0
17.5
14.8
15.9
9.5
17.0
1.45
.89
741
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