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Vol. XL ([covers January 1961/December 1961])

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XL, no. 8,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (1.7 MB)


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STATE DOCUMENT
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Crop and Livestock                                   RwpWt
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE               WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE
Statistical Reporting  Service                     Division of Agricultural
Statistics
Federal - State Crop Reporting Service
C. D. Caparoon, In Charge
C. A. Hines, Asst. In Charge
Agricultural Statisticians
E. W. Morehead, Editor
G. N. Tucker, Jr.    V. C. Struck,     - A. Sturges,    A. D. Richardson.
     B. A. Nelson
Vol. XL, No. 8                  State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin       
            August 1961
IN THIS ISSUE
August Crop Report
Some crops did well in
the state during July while
others showed some decline.
August 1 forecasts were
above last year for several
crops.
Milk Production
Wisconsin milk produc-
tion for July was 1 percent
above a year ago while
production for the first seven
months of this year was
only slightly above the same
period last year.
Egg Production
Production of eggs on
farms in July was below
July 1960 in both the state
and nation. Production was
also lower in both areas for
the first seven months of this
year.
Prices Farmers Receive and Pay
Wisconsin's in d ex of
prices received by farmers
during July rose 2 percent
from July last year, but the
index of prices paid de-
clined slightly in that
period.
Current Trends
Cold storage holdings of
American cheese are above
a year ago in both the state
and nation. The same is true
of butter holdings. Both
agricultural and non-agri-
cultural total personal in-
comes are above a year
ago.
Feature
Custom Rates Paid
By State's Farmers
PROSPECTS IMPROVED for some
crops in Wisconsin during July
while prospects for others remained
about the same or even declined. Dry
weather hurt crops, but rains the last
ten days or so of July allowed con-
siderable recovery. An exception is
the northwestern area of the state.
Pasture condition declined from dry-
ness early in July, but later rains
helped some. August 1 pasture condi-
tions averaged 70 percent of normal.
Hay production estimates show
practically no change from July 1.
August 1 estimates of all tame hay
amount to a little more than 7.6 mil-
lion tons. This is 22 percent under
last year's record production and
about 6 percent under the average.
Yield prospects of oats improved
during July. August 1 yield estimates
averaged 54 bushels per acre. This
provides a production forecast of
about 118.2 million bushels. This pro-
duction figure is more than 13 percent
above last year's crop.
Spring-sown grain prospects are
somewhat of a question mark as of
August 1. This is because of harvest
conditions-only 22 percent of the
spring grain was harvested by Au-
gust 1 as reported by farmers for the
state as a whole.
Corn developed rapidly during the
latter part of July in response to
warm temperatures and rains. Corn
for grain production August 1 was
estimated at over 106.9 million bush-
els-more than 6 million bushels
higher than July 1. The August 1
forecast is about 1/ percent under
the 1960 grain corn output. Grain
corn acreage is 12 percent lower. This
reflects high yield prospects-70
bushels per acre as of August 1.
Milk Production
Is Up in State
July milk production in the state
totaled 1,567 million pounds. This was
1 percent above July last year and a
little over 3 percent above the July
average. Milk production for the first
seven months of this year amounted
to 11,465 million pounds-only
slightly above the corresponding pe-
riod last year.
There was also little difference be-
tween July this year and last year in
Weather Summary, July 1961
I    To
Station
Superior --      34
Spooner          38
Park Falls.---   42
Rhinelander- -   42
Medford--         41
Marinette --     45
Antigo-           45
Amery-            47
River Falls - -  48
La Crosse ----   53
Wis. Rapids -
Marshfield  -    44
Hancock    - -   41
Oshkosh ----     46
Green Bay ----   45
Portage ------   46
Sheboygan ---    52
Manitowoc-       48
Lancaster ----   50
Darlington       45
Hillsboro -----  44
Madison ---      45
Beloit-           51
Lake Geneva -    48
Milwaukee
(airport)----  45
Average for
24 stations - 4. 2
mperature
91
90
85
90
85
92
89
90
91
91
88
92
89
90
91
87
89
92
90
91
88
92
91
88
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66
68
67
68
67
71
68
69
70
72
68
70
71
69
73
70
68
71
70
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73
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71.
Precipitation
1.88
1.79
1.27
1.80
1.46
.71
1.58
1.24
1.71
1.21
. 22
1.12
2.78
2.59
1.41
2.75
2.31
1.84
3.82
3.63
3.34
3.7!
3.84
2.4
3. 3
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+ 1.04
-2.84
-2.90
- 2.47
2.83
+ 2.83
+ 1.47
+ 0.99
1.86
3.12
0. 79
1.45
+ 0.27
+ 0.06
1.51
1.91
3.20
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1 .82
3.62
1.88
1.07
1.15
1.43
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2.45
I1.63
5.11
4.47
5.66
5.32
4.93
4.52
3.28
2.74
4.43
12.60
4.16
4.91
4.50
2.21
2.59
5.42
6.83
3.76
3.63
6.49
2.91
4.1:
Wisconsin's share of the nation's milk
output. This July 14.2 percent was in-
dicated-only .2 percent under a year
earlier.
The nation's July milk production,
like Wisconsin's, exceeded the same
month a year ago. Output at 11,014
million pounds for July was 21/2 per-
cent over a year ago, but it was
about 2 percent under the July aver-
age.
Egg Production Is
Under a Year Ago
Farm flock layers in both Wisconsin
and the United States laid fewer eggs
in July than they did during July a
year ago. Production in the first seven
months of this year also ran lower
than the comparable period last year
in the state and the nation.
Wisconsin's July output of 154 mil-
lion eggs was 2%/2 percent below July
1960, and 1
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