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

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XL, no. 11,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (1.6 MB)


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Wisconsin
) Crop and Livestock Reporter
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE                       WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE
Statistical Reporting  S orvice                            Division of Agricultural
Statistics
Federal - State Crop Reporting Service
C. D. Caparoon, In Charge               C. A. Hines, Asat. In Charge    
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Agricultural Statisticians
G. N. Tucker, Jr.     V. C. Struck,      A. Sturges,      A. D. Richardson,
. W. Morehead, Editer
B. A. Nelson
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VOl. AL, INO. II
State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin
November 1961
IN THIS ISSUE
November Crop Report
Wisconsin farmers as a
whole had a good crop year
with above average yields
per acre estimated for most
crops. Wet weather in Octo-
ber slowed corn picking and
fall plowing, improved the
condition of pastures and
new seedings.
Milk Production
Milk production on Wis-
consin farms in October was
the highest on record for the
month and total production
this year may be up slightly
from 1960.
Egg Production
Wisconsin farm flocks set
a record for the month in the
number of eggs produced
per layer in October and
total egg production was
above October last year.
Egg production on farms in
the nation was also up from
October last year.
Prices Farmers Receive and Pay
Wisconsin's November in-
dex of prices received by
farmers was practically un-
changed from a year ago.
The milk price index showed
little change, and higher
meat animal and crop prices
about offset lower prices for
poultry and eggs.
Current Trends
Commercial slaughter of
cattle, calves, hogs, and
sheep and lambs in the na-
tion in September was below
a year ago. Personal agri-
cultural and non-agricultural
incomes in the notion are
above a year ago, whole-
sale prices are holding
steady, and factory employ-
ment is down slightly
CORN PICKING and fall plowing
on Wisconsin farms were slowed
during October because of wet
weather. At the beginning of Novem-
ber farmers reported there was still
much of the corn to pick but potato
digging was about completed.
The crop season is ending with new
seedings in excellent condition and
pastures recovered from the poor con-
ditions reported in August and Sep-
tember. As a whole, the 1961 crop
season was a good one with yields
per acre of many crops making a
better showing than last year and
most were above average. While much
good quality hay was harvested, the
production of tame hay on Wisconsin
farms fell short of the record 1960
crop but was still above average.
Wisconsin's feed grain production
will total larger than a year ago with
increases of 3 percent for corn, 16
percent for oats, 27 percent for bar-
ley, and 36 percent for soybeans for
beans. The crop of corn for grain this
year may be 18 percent above average
even though harvested from 12 per-
cent fewer acres.
Production of many of the cash
crops was also larger than harvested
last year. The list of crops with in-
creased production includes potatoes,
sugar beets, carrots, commercial on-
ions and the processing crops of cu-
cumbers for pickles, beets, green lima
beans, green peas, snap beans, and
sweet corn. Production of peppermint
for oil is larger than a year ago and
above average.
The crops are larger than a year
ago for apples, cranberries, and cher-
ries, but strawberry production was
smaller this year.
Notion's Crop Prospects Up
The nation's index of all crop pro-
duction on November 1 was only
slightly below the all-time high of
last year with October weather per-
mitting improvement in crop pros-
pects. The prospects for the corn
crop rose during October, and the
November 1 corn for grain estimate
indicated a crop only 9 percent below
a year ago and 18 percent above av-
erage. But farmers in the central
Corn Belt are having trouble harvest-
ing the corn crop because of wet
weather.
Weather Summary, October 1961
Temperature     Precipitation
Station                 _
Z 4o
Superior       16   88   48 46.6   .98 2.27  1.34
Spooner -      18   80   49 47.5  1.99 1.8 8  4.91
Park Falls.    23   83   48 45.7  2.37 2.29  3.65
Rhinelander    22   80  49 46.4   3.17 2.34- 1.10
Medford---     22   78  48 46.6   3. 12215 -4.39
Marinette_     25   79   52 50.6  3.42 .17 +4.30
Antigo.   -    24   80   49 47.9  3.71 Z.28 +3.23
Amery          21   79   50 48.2  2.51 1.80 +0.34
River Falls -  20   84   St 49.2  3.08 1.90 -0.41
La Crosse ...  29   80   53 50.8  2.47 193 -3.33
Hatfield Dam   21   80   52 48.9  3.0 2.26 +1.93
Marshfield     23   76   48 47.9  3.81 2.44 +1.48
Hancock ---    22   77   50 49.7  2.7532.29 +3.68
Oshkosh --     26   76   5  50.9  3.53 1.85 +5.64
Green Bay      24   77  50 48.4   3.34 1.80 +3.56
Portage        28   78   53 52.5  4.24 1.93 +5.56
Sheboygan      32   77   53 51.8  3.51 2.22 +3.24
Manitowoc      26   79  52 51.1   32     2. 05-1. 10
Lancaster  -   27   78   53 52.5  5.30 2.32 +4.10
Darlington     21   79  52 51.3   5.90 2.32 +6.28
Hillsboro      22   78   50 50. 1  2.98 2.24 +1.65
Madison-.      26   76  51 50. 4  3. 7   2. 08 +0.87
Beloit-        30   80   54 53.9  4.40 2.34 +5.05
Lake Geneva    24   78   52 526   4     .   2 17 +8 14
(airport)         792  51 51.4  2 751I 97 +5.44
Average for
25 stations  23 8 79.2 50.8 49 7  3 362. 13 d 1 77
The nation's fall potato crop is ex-
pected to be 13 percent above a year
ago and 27 percent above average.
Cranberry production may be 10 per-
cent below a year ago but 16 percent
above average. The sharp decrease
from a year ago in Massachusetts
more than offset the larger crop..s hav-
vested in other states.
State's Milk Production
Sets Record for October
Milk production on Wisconsin farms
rose from September to October. The
estimated 1,304 million pounds of
milk produced by the state's dairy
herds in October was 2 percent above
a year ago and set a record for the
month. Most of the increased milk
production over October last year was
because     of    the    record-high       milk
production per cow.
So far this year, January through
October, Wisconsin dairy herds have
produced 15,412 million pounds of
milk, and      the  total  for  the  ten  nmonths
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