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

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XLI, no. 12,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (1.7 MB)


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CROP and LIV                                   REPORTER                 
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TATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE                  WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE
Stattaticol Reportinq Service                        Division of Agriculturol
Statistics
C. D. Caparoon, In Charge
V. C. Struck,
Vol. XLI, No. 12
Agricultural Statisticians
C. W. LeGrande,                   G. N. Tucker, Jr.,
State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin
C. A. Hines, Asst. In Charge
L. E. Krahn
December 1962
Fall custom Rates
Wisconsin, 1962'
Operation
Combining  Oats
Soybeans
Other crops -
Picking corn one row picker
two row picker
picker sheller
Haying and Baling
Mowing
Side raking
Crushing.
Baling -per bale
Hay-square
Straw  square
Grain Drying per bushel.
Chopping Corn'i
Per loot in silo
10 foot diameter
12 loot diameter
14 loot diameter
16 foot diameter
20 foot diameter
Average charge
per acre
(dollars)
5.50
5.25
5.60
5.30
5.25
8.30
1.65
1.40
1.45
.09
.09
.11
2. 05
2. Ss
3.15
3.60
4.00
I Rates include one tractor, the machine, o0neg roail, :Ilid
11cln. Iiielude eshoplper, blower, atnd fiwl.
THE FARM VALUE of Wisconsin's
Tcrops harvested in 1962 fell short
of the 1961 total by about 1 percent.
A drop of about 1 percent in the total
acreage as well as lower yields for
many crops and changes in price com-
bined to lower crop values this year.
The outcome of the state's corn
crop this year has been the center of
attention in the crop picture. Year-
end estimates show grain corn yields
averaged 70 bushels per acre and total
production is over 107 million bushels
or 9 percent below last year's harvest.
The total value of the crop is esti-
mated at 1133/4 million dollars or
nearly 9 million dollars below last
year.
Oat production was also below last
year with a harvest of 127 million
bushels down 2 percent. The value of
the crop at 783   million dollars is
down nearly 6 million dollars from
last year. Decreases in both produc-
tion and value are also shown for
most other small grain crops.
The record breaking hay crop of
about 1034 million tons with a 7 per-
cent increase in value over last year
partially offset the lower values of
corn and oats. Wisconsin's hay crop
this year is 11 percent above the 1961
harvest.
Wisconsin's corn, oats, ald hay
crops were harvested on 93 peicetit of
the crop acreage this year, and the
total value of the crops accounted for
82 percent of the value of all crops
harvested, estimated at $449,134,000.
Production of many cash crops was
below last year. This list includes de-
creased output of potatoes, tobacco,
commercial onions, cucumbers for
pickles, green lima beans for process-
ing, commercial apples, cherries, cran-
berries, and mint for oil. Larger
crops of cabbage, carrots, and the
processing crops of peas, sweet corn,
snap beans, and beets were harvested
than a year ago.
While the farm price for a number
of the cash crops was higher than a
year ago, the value of these crops
dropped because of decreased produc-
tion. However, better potato prices
than a year ago more than offset the
lower production to bring the 1962
value for the crop of 22 million dol-
lars nearly 3 million dollars above
1961. Inereased production of peas for
Weather Summary, November 1962
stati.n
Superior.
Spooner
Park Falls
Rhinelander
Mediord
Marinette
Antigo
Amery
River Falls,
La Crosse
Hatfield Dam
Marshfield
Hancock
Oshkosh
Green Bay
Portage
Sheboygan
Manitowoc
Lancaster
Darlington
Hillsboro
Madison
Belit
Lake Geneva
Milwaukee
(airport)
Average for
25 stations
Temperature
15
Is
14
16
15
16
16
13
12
II
20
12
12
20
1 3
21
23
21
20
15
14
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23
19
20
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54
52
54
54
57
57
55
57
57
653
58
61
58
56
61
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56
59
62
58
59
62
63
61
57.5
Precipitation
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Z. en1 .
36 30.7 0 31 1. 79'  2.43
34 I30 41 0 57 1.581  0.42
33 29.2: 0.85 2.02i  3.26
33 3023' 0 74,1 981  4.34
33 30.2 0.37,2 131   4.88
37 35.91 0.97 2. 421 3.47
34 31 9 0. 27 1 99, 1.45
i
35 31.0 10 56 1 501- 7 01
37 132. 1i.191.611   3.57
37 34.2 Z.09 1.94    2.92
35 132.80. 311.87   1.04
34 131.6 0 34 2.03   1.64
36 33.1 0. 17 2.21 |  .28
36 35.10.5912 13+ 0.06
37 33.70. 84 1.91 r 1.46
38 360 0. 14 2. 18   6.95
39 37.0 1.08 2.22- +1.54
38 37.0 2. 08 2. 30  2.09
37 35.9 0. 25 2 .12 r 0.97
37 361, I0.232. 21   0.77
37 34.4 0.19 2.261   5.34
35 34. 5 0. 34 2.I4  7.78
40 38. 50 63 2.42   10.27
39 36.9'0 662 216    7.35
30 35 810.81 2. 18   6.08
36.2 33. 8 0 54 2,051  1.95
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processing coupled with a higher
price placed the value of the crop at
11 million dollars or about 10 pcI-cent
above last year.
1962 Fall
Custom Rates
Results of the 1962 fall CLustot
rates survey are presented in the ac-
comwpanying table. This special survey
is conducted each spring and flall to
provide custom  rate guidelines for
Wisconsin farmers. Schedules are sent
to farmers who either (lo custom Avor!;
or have custom work (lone for them.
Custom work has gradually in-
creased in Wisconsin to a point where
it is now an integral part of niany
farm  businesses. Mainly resl)onsible
for the growth of custom work is the
large capital investment required for
most modern farm equipment coupled
with the increased availability of
hired machines. Several years ago
many farmers were reluctant to rely
on custom work because of the uncer-
tainty of the availabilik *  rt~JV      E
operator.            r                   D
JAN 18 196$
IN THIS ISSUE
The 1962 Crop Summary
Total Wisconsin crop pro-
duction for 1962 was below
last year. Total value of all
crop production for 1962
was 4 million dollars less
than 1961.
Milk Production
Wisconsin milk production
for November is estimated
at 1,299 million pounds. The
eleven month total for 1962
was 16,998 million pounds
or more milk than was pro-
duced in all of 1956.
Egg Production
Wisconsin flocks continue
to produce at record levels.
November egg production
was 2 1/2 percent above last
year and 6 percent above
October.
Agricultural Price Trend Chart
Features
Results of Fall Custom
Rates Survey
1961 Crop Reporter
Features Listed
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