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Cooperative Crop and Livestock Reporting Service (Wis.); Federal-State Crop and Livestock Reporting Service (Wis.); Federal-State Crop Reporting Service (Wis.) / Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter
Vol. XXIX ([covers January 1950/December 1950])

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XXIX, no. 2,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (2.0 MB)


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WISCONSIN CROP AND LIVESTOCK REPORTER
February 1950
Number and Value of Livestock January, 1
Wisconsin
Class ol Livestock
Cows and heilers, 2 years old and
over kept for milk
Heifers, I to 2 years old kept for
milk cows
Heifer calves being saved for
milk cows
All other valves
Cows ire ] heifers 2 years old and over
rlot kept for milk
lfeifers I to 2 years old not for milk
Steers I year old and over
Hlds I year old and over
All Cattle            -------
Hlorses-
M   Id es -   - - - -   - - - - - - - -
Sows and gilts               --
Other hogs over 6 months
Pigs under 6 months   -
All Swine
Ewes I ysear arid over
Ewe lai          - - -- - - ----
Wether and rarn aIs-     -    -   -
Rams arid wethers I year :rrd over
Stoek sheep and laHmbs
Sheep ruld Isibls onl feeds
All Sheep and Lambs
Chickens ever 3 months old
'Iurkeys                    -   -- -
Tstsl ValIe
1950
(Prelim
inary)
2 .432
529
545
72
1 7
29
55
85
3.804
224
390
350
926
1 .666
146
40
7
195
72
267
17,954
65
'949
(Re-
vised)
2 ,432
499
545
66
20
26
90
88
3 ,766
264
380
372
89P
I .650
158
38
8
205
55
260
17,34r
54
Number (000 omitted)
1948
2,482
504
505
74
20
27
97
95
3 ,804
300
2
355
387
815
1 ,557
180
44
2
10
236
66
302
17.705
83
1947
2 tP9
2 .559
505
526
84
22
28
101
97
3 ,922
337
2
355
4:31
819
I .605
191
53
3
10
257
90
347
17,970
119
1946
2 .585
507
527
87
24
28
103
101
3,962
379
3
350
506
1 .010
1 866
212
53
4
10
279
100
379
19 ,018
125
1945
2,585
548
512
88
28
25
104
112
4-.002
412
370
48ti
810
1.666
243
52
3
1 2
310
955
405
18 096
105
1944
2 .552
552
580
110
28
29
86
118
4 .055
451
_4
405
611
1 ,500
2 516
297
64
4
15
380
93
473
19,766
116
1943
2 ,480
513
532
96
27
23
81
108
3 ,860
470
472
446
1 .270
2,188
323
70
5
15
413
84
497
18,471
92
United States
Farm Price per Head1
1950
(Prelim
inary)
Dollars
214.00
170.00
62.00
63.00
30.30
18.50
18.64
1.41
7.10
1949
Dollars
235.00
187.00
67.00
63.t.J
42.50
17.80
18.05
1 .70
9.40
Average
1939-48
Dollars
123.00
98.40
91.50
97.00
22.20
10.10
9.84
1 .07
4 .75
- - -
Farm Value (000 omitted)
1950
(Prelim-
inary)
Dollars
520.448:
646,680
13 888
63
50,480
3 .608~
4 ,976
25,315
462
741 884
1949
Dollars
571 .520
704 .242
17,6i88
6i3
70,125
3 64i93
4 .694
29 ,493
508
826 ,813
Cows and heilers 2 years old and over
kept for milk
Heifers I to Z years kept for milk cows
All other cattle
All Cattle
Horses
Mules
Swine including pigs
Sheep and lambs        X
Chickens over 3 months old
Turkeys
Total Value
24 ,625
5.610
50 042
80,Z77
5 ,310
2 .153
60.424
30,797
481 .190
6.120
24,416
5 ,496
48,386
78,298
5 .898
2,348
57.128
31 .654
448 .676
5 .540
25,039  26,098
5.649   5,602
47,438  49.507
78.126  81,207
6,589   7,249
2,541   2.772
55,028  56,921
34,827  37,818
461,550 474,441
4,450   6,650
26 695
5 '803
49 .936
82 .434
8 053
3 010
61 .301
42 .436
530,203
8,493
27,770
6,307
51 .496
85 ,573
8,715
3 235
59 .331
46,520
516 ,497
7 .203
27 704
6 352
51 ,278
85,334
9,'192
3.421
83,741
50 ,782
582, 197
7,429
27.138
6 067
47 ,999
81 204
9 .605
3 ,626
73 ,881
55. 150
542,047
6,600
I Fasrinl;rieelper hied of :Ill cattle, horses, riiiles, swisne, arid sheep
derived by dividing total valuet by total niumber.
valtle of :ll attle.  :, Included il valule of all sheep ried laiIbs.
177.00   193.00   97.40  4,350,9362 4 ,715,8442 2,557,5112
12.0    13,0     671    9.873.710 ~~~ i~~  -~  ~i   10.,552.,42 11 5, 305.,578
45.70    52.30   69.00    242.879   308,682   634.884
99.40   117.00  126.00    214,018   274,012    429,968
27.10   38.20    20.60  1.638 964 2.183,553  1,265,915
---- - --- --- - .--- --   548,248   543.862   426,714
1.36    1.66     1.04    655.210   745,929   512,665
6.24     8.70    4.47     38.193    48,172     30,738
.     --  -               13.211,222 14,656,631 8,606,462
Total value represents sum of value by age groups.  2lneluded in
of gpowvers intentions to increase tur-
kszy plolduction, the number of tur-
keys is somewhat larger than a year
ago. Growers report about 65,000 tur-
keys compared with 54,000 last year.
A decrease from last year of 40,000
horses is estimated for Wisconsin.
The horse population has steadily de-
creased ftr many years and is esti-
mated at 224,000 head. There are
also about 1,000 mules on farms.
United States Livestock
According to the January livestock
inventoly, livestock and poultry on
farms in the nation showed a net in-
crease durinv 1949 for the first time
since 1918. The main features of this
ul)turlt were a 3 percent increase in
cattle numbers and the first increase
in milk c o w s since they started
dropping 5 years ago. Larger num-
bers of hogs, chickens, and turkeys
than estimated a year ago are shown
for the nation, but sheep and horse
numbers continue to decline.
Milk Production
Milk production on Wisconsin
farms in January 1950 was 2 percent
smaller than in January 1949 but was
almost 10 percent above the 1939-48
a v e r a g e for the month. For the
United States as a whole, the produc-
tion of milk during January was 4
percent greater than in the same
month of 1949 and it was 7 percent
above the 10-year average. The sub-
stantial increase in milk production
for the nation was the result of
slightly increased milk cow numbers
and a record-high rate of production
per cow. In Wisconsin milk produc-
tion per cow on February 1 was
slightly below that of February 1,
1949 and the number of milk cows on
farms was slightly lower.
1949 Milk Production
Wisconsin's milk production in 1949
was 15,568 million pounds or 4 per-
cent above the 1948 total of 14,914
million pounds. This was the second
largest production on record in the
state, being exceeded only by the
15,607 million pounds produced in
1946. As in the case of the country
as a whole it was the record rate of
milk production per cow that was re-
sponsible for the increased produc-
tion because milk cow numbers were
lower than in 1948.
Total milk production of farms in
the United States was 119,136 mil-
lion pounds in 1949. This was 3 per-
cent above the revised total of 115,-
527 million pounds in 1948 but was
exceeded in 1945 and 1946. The fact
that production was greater than in
1948 was the result of a 4 percent in-
crease in milk production per cow
which more than offset a 1 percent
decline in the number of milk cows
on farms.
The increased production during
1949 was general throughout the
country, with all geographic regions
showing some increase over 1948. In
the North Atlantic, East North Cen-
tral, South Atlantic, and South Cen-
tral regions all states equaled or ex-
ceeded the production of the preced-
ing year. Only in the West North
Central and Western regions did any
of the states fall below the 1948 pro-
duction.
Egg Production
Wisconsin f a r m flocks produced
239 million eggs during the month
of January. This is the fourth con-
secutive month in which layers set
new monthly production records. The
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Average
1939-48
Dollars
304 ,3562
376 90O7
40 ,902
370
I
39 ,895
3 ,27O3
4 ,210
18,835
487
481 606
481 606
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