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

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XLI, no. 5,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (1.8 MB)


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Wisconsin
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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   
       E. W. Morehead, Edito
Agricultural Statisticians
V. C Struck,   G. N. Tucker, Jr.,  A. Sturges,  A. D. Richardson,   N. L.
Brereton,   H. M. Spray, Ji
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Vol. XLI, No. 5              State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin          
       May 1962
SEEDING OF SPRING GRAIN in
Wisconsin picked up the last few
weeks in April. This helped place the
overall seeding level ahead of last
year but slightly behind the usual
progress made by May 1. Seeding
progress was about normal for the
south, southeast, and eastern areas of
the state. Over the remainder of the
state, seeding lagged relative to the
usual pace according to Wisconsin
crop correspondents.
Farmers reported 31 percent of
their acreage for corn plowed as of
May 1 this year. This is slightly be-
hind the progress made last year
when about one-third of the acreage
had been plowed. Usually by May 1
about 44 percent of the plowing is
completed. However, wet fields early
this spring prevented many farmers
Wisconsin Spring Grains Sown
by May I '
District    1962   1961    Usual
Percent of total
Northwest        49      16     59
North            33      13     51
Northeast -  - -  39     47      55
West  - -6-  - -- -  62  31     80
Central          46      47     77
East     -       81      70     84
Southwest        78      54     90
South            90      63     89
Southeast        93      63     91
State           68      48     78
'As reported by crop correspondents.
from getting an early start. By the
end of April conditions improved con-
siderably  and some lost time was
made up.
Wisconsin Acreage Plowed for Corn
by May I
District    1962 1  1961   Usual
Percent of total
Northwest        33      37     39
North --31               26      42
Northeast --19           20     35
West             26      36     38
Central          27      24     41
East             55      63     69
Southwest        25      17     41
South            25      28     38
Southeast --------- 45   40     52
State  -   - -  31      33     44
Wisconsin's haylands survived the
relatively hard winter in good shape.
less than 1 percent of the alfalfa hay
acreage was winterkilled and less than
I., of 1 percent of the clover and
timothy was winterkilled.
Pasture Condition
Above Average
Condition of Wisconsin pastures as
of May 1 was better than last year
and at 94 percent of normal a little
above average for the date. Pastures
in the northwestern part of the state
have not done as well as the state as
a whole. This is due mainly to the
heavy drought conditions of last year
and the heavy grazing that was done.
1961 Livestock Marketings
Continue Downward Trend
Wisconsin producers marketed 7
Weather Summary, April 1962
Station
Superior
Spooner_
Park Falls
Rhinelander
Medford,
Marinette
Antigo-
Amery
River Falls
La Crosse
Hatfield Dan
Marshlfield
Hancock
Oshkosh
Green Bay
Portage
Sheboygan
Manitowoc
Lancaster
Darlington
Hillsboro
Madison -
Beloit -
Lake Geneva
Milwaukee
(airport)
Average or
25 stations
Temperature
1 3
14
16
1s
17
18
Is
13
20
19
13
1 7
9
19
20
21
25
21I
18
17
14
19
23
19
21
17.4
78
85
83
85
83
90
84
85
86
86
87
83
85
85
87
87
87
86
84
85
85
84
87
87
85
85.2
37
41
40
41
41
44
42
43
44
45
44
42
43
44
43
47
45
44
46
47
44
45
49
47
45
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39. 5
42.E
40.8
41.A
41 .9
43.5
42.5
43. 5
44.6
47.0
44. 4
43. 1
44.5
44.6
42.7
47.6C
43. 6
43.6
47.3
47.2
45. 7
44.4
49.1
47.5
43.
44.2
Precipitation
5..1
0'. 92
1.73
2.12
1.49
2.13
1.91
1.32
1.71
1.69
2.07
I.73
2.81
1.91
2. 55
2.03
1. 86
2.39
3.03
2 .05
2.18
1.41
0.84
1.96
1.49
1.86
a
Z.I
2.37
2.11
2.55
2.12
2.45
2.44
2.45
2.19
2.42
2.75
2.64
2.71
Z.63
2.61
2.46
2.90
2.49
2.67
2. 83
2.93
2.83
Z. 57
Z 68
3.24
2.53
2.58
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0.90
0.97
1.63
2.54
+ 1.37
0.61
1.66
0.77
-.44
+0.18
0.22
0.01
0.16
+0.94
-0.71
+0.79
0_Q.85
-0.28
-1.39
-1.48
-.21
--2.97
- 0.80
0.37
-0.63
plecetit fewer cattle and 9 percent
fewer calves in 19;1 compared to
1960. The number of cattle marketed
was the lowest since 1953 and the
number of calves the lowest since
1951. This is a continuation of the
downward trend in marketings which
started in the mid-1950's.
Milk Production Increases
Seasonally During April
April milk production in Wisconsin
totaled 1,723 million pounds-an all-
time high for the month. This output
is 1 percent above March and 4 per-
cent more than a year ago. Milk pro-
duction usually increases during April
and hits a peak for the year during
May and June.
April Egg Production
Larger Than in 1961
Egg production in April in both
Wisconsin and the United States is
above April a year ago, although be-
low the March outp
Wisconsin hens
JIUN 1S AijkiJ
LEG{SL TI Vti
IN THIS ISSUE
May Crop Report
Planting of spring grain
is running ahead of last
year at this time. Plowing of
corn land is behind sched-
ule. Haylands came through
the winter in good shape
with little winterkill.
Milk Production
Wisconsin milk production
continues above last year's
level. A record year is in
the making.
Egg Production
Egg production in the
state is slightly above last
year although well below
average. Production per
layer continues to increase.
Maple Sirup Production
Wisconsin ranked fourth
in the nation in the produc-
tion of maple sirup in 1962.
Producers' sales were esti-
mated at $466,000 for
1962.
Current Trend Charts
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