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Vol. XLI ([covers January 1962/December 1962])

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


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STATE DOCAJMrNT
W   isconsin                 REFER~3'- Ll.D. Y
Crop and                 Livestock                 Rwotstvn
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 Statiaticians
E. W. Morehead, Editor
G. N. Tucker, Jr.     V. C. Struck,    - A. Sturges,     A. D. Richardson,
     B. A. Nelson
Vol. XLI, No. 1                 State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin       
            January 1962
IN THIS ISSUE
January Crop Report
Vegetation in the state is
well protected by a snow
cover this winter. Frost pene-
tration is nowhere as deep
as it was a year ago which
may aid in earlier spring
plowing than in 1961. Fall
plowing fell short of the
amount accomplished in the
fall of 1960.
Milk Production
Milk production on Wis-
consin farms during 1961
set a record. December pro-
duction was up 3 percent
from December 1960.
Egg Production
Egg production on Wis-
consin farms last year
dropped to the lowest level
since 1941 as a result of
the smallest number of lay-
ers in more than 35 years.
Prices Farmers Receive and Pay
Prices received by the
state's farmers in December
were off 4 percent from a
year earlier but prices paid
held close to the record-
high according to monthly
index figures.
Current Trends
Personal agricultural
income in the nation in
November was the highest
for any month since October
1952. Cattle, hog, sheep
and lamb slaughter in the
nation is above a year ago
but calf slaughter is down.
Feature
Farm Wages Are Up
-Employment Drops
THE YEAR BEGAN with a good
snow cover over much of Wisconsin.
In some areas frost penetration was so
light that tractors were stalled in the
wet earth as farmers finished picking
the last of the 1961 corn crop.
With difficulties in harvesting the
corn crop, farmers were unable to get
as much of their fall plowing done as
they did a year ago. Farmers in the
northern third of the state had two-
thirds or more of their plowing done
for spring planting while in some of
the southern counties only a fifth of
the work was accomplished.
Fall Plowing iniWisconsin
1959-61X
1961   1960  1959
District      for 1962 for 1961 for 1960
crops  crops  crops
Percent of total crop acres
Northwest      .        66     72     39
North    - -    --     74      84     49
Northeast               66     77     52
West -     .--          5Z     63    33
Central                 49     6Z     30
East               .    73     87    60
Southwest               21     27     13
South                  31      35     26
Southeast-             52      0      38
State -.    -         52     60     36
1 From reports of correspondents in January of each year.
For the state as a whole 52 percent
of the plowing for spring planting
was done last fall compared with 60
percent reported for the fall of 1960
and only 36 percent for the fall of
1959. In all but the southeastern coun-
ties, plowing for spring planting last
fall was behind a year ago.
Grain and Hay Stocks
on Wisconsin Farms,
on January 1
1962
Crop          1962   1961 as percent
of 1961
Thousand bushels Percent
Corn ----    -       102,320  93,310  110
Wheat-                  645    566  114
Oats-             - 96,224  74,820  129
Soybean.               927    691   134
Flasseed                38     31   123
Barley                 6Z8    656    96
Rye               -     150   128   117
Thousand tons
Hay.----   - -    -   6,623  1  7,616  87
Weather Summary, December 1961
Station
Superior
Spooner
Park Falls
Rhinelander
Medlord
Marinette
Antigo
Amery
River Falls
La Crosse
Hatfield D&n,
Marshfield
Hancock
Oshbosh
Green Bay
Portage .
Sheboygan
Manitowoc
Lancaster
Darlington_
Hillsboro
Madison
Beloit
Lake Geneva
Milwaukee
(airport).
Average for
25 stations
Temperature
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21
-27
-15
- 17
-20
-14
-18
24
-20
-13
- 26
-21
-15
-17
13
9
-12
-16
-20
23
15
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52
52
48
58
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53
55
61
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58
60
59
59
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59
60
58
60
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24.2
25.4
25.9
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23.9
22.6
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26.5
24.8
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Precipitation
I a S Ed
I1020.95 1.55
1 .070°90 4.72
1.421,19 d3.25
0.95 1.20 -9.69
.0  .46  5 .86
2.10 1.29 +5.86
1.20 1.08 +4.37
0.9S 0.87 +0.61
1.07 1.17  0.57
0.98 I22  2.86
1.39 1.00 +3.63
I.19 1.14 +2. 24
1.07 1.06 +5.08
I2.4 1.35 +6.20
1.27 1.26 +4.23
1.69 1.36 +8.19
1.50 1.74 +3.90
0.95 1.4 10.03
1.35 1.42 +8.02
1.39 1.42 +8.18
1.20 1.20 +3.31
1.02 1.40 +2.14
0.66 1.61 +5.01
1.36 1.75 +7.92
1.02 1.48 1 5.24
1.20 .Z8 +2.58
January 1 reports from Wisconsin
farmers indicate supplies of corn and
small grains except barley were larger
than a year earlier. But hay supplies
were smaller. January farm stocks of
corn are estimated at nearly 1021/
million bushels or equal to 85 percent
of the 1961 harvest. Holdings of oats
are equal to 74 percent of last year's
crop. Stocks of hay on farms repre-
sent 72 percent of the 1961 production.
3 Percent Fewer Eggs
Produced in 1961
With the smallest number of layers
on Wisconsin farms in more than 35
years, egg production in 1961 dropped
to the lowest level for any year since
1941.
Farm flocks in the state laid 1,898
million eggs in 1961. This production
is more than 3 percent below the out-
put in 1960 and marks the third year
of decrease. Egg production per 100
layers beginning with August aver-
aged higher than for the same 1960
perifft fm l; InkfeEPiled to off-
* LbtT L 1962
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