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

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XL, no. 2,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (1.8 MB)


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WISCONSIN CROP AND LIVESTOCK REPORTER
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Number and Value of Livestock, January I
Wisconsin
Class of livestock           1961      1960
(prelim.    (re-
iary)    vised)
Cows and heifers 2 years old and
ever kept for milk-      -           2426     2,402
Heifers I to 2 years old kept for
milk cows      -       -651                     645
Heifer calves being saved for
milk cows     -       -696                      676
All other calves  ----122                          123
Cows and heifers 2 years old and
over not kept for milk --123                     123
Heifers I to 2 years not for milk ...     88        10
Steers I year old and over -    -        143       144
Bulls I year old and over ---47                     50
All rattle --   --4,296                     4,253
Sows aid gilts -      -                  314       305
Other hogs over t6 months      -         213       311
'igs tinder 6 months ---      -        1,240     1,347
All swine --1,767                           1,963
I wes I year aind over -_165                       165
E'we lambs ------------                   32        30
Wether and ram lambs                       2         2
lRams and wethers I year and over          9         8
Stock sheep and lambs    ---     -     208       206
Sheep and lambs on feed                   63        60
All sheep and lambs                    271      266
All chickens3 .                     10,64S   10,904
rurkeys4 .........-.--..........       286      220
Total value
_ _ _~~~~------- I----_                    ----
1959
2,426
630
665
95
106
81
116
51
4,170
353
300
1,350
2,003
172
3 1
2
10
215
62
277
12,449
361
lumber (000 omitted)
1958     1957     1956    195S
2,475    2,552   2,578    2,578
630      637      640     661
650      652      655     662
87       96       95      83
96       92       98      87
64       59       66      56
154      150      145     139
56       60       64      65
4,212    4,298    4,341   4,341
331      325      328     395
335      323     317      279
1,122    1,105   1,220    1,053
1,788    1,753    1,865   1,727
174      172      171     176
31       30       33      36
2        2        2       3
10        9       9        9
217      213      215     224
62       60       61      62
279      273     276      286
12,882   13,264  13,300   13,714
211      194      120      90
__.___    -----    -----  _----
1954
2,552
672
675
92
69
56
131
69
4,316
356
215
971
1,542
187
43
2
9
241
60
301
13,620
86
Farm price per heod
1961
(prelim-
inary)
Dollars
230.00
174.00
28. s
14.46
1.20
5. 10
5._ 10
1960
Dollars
23S 00
178.00
20. s
14.80
15.07
.96
4.40
4.40
1950-59
average
Dollars
213.00
165.00
31.20
18.41}
18.61
1.37
6 32
Farm value (000 omitted)
1961
(prelim-
inary)
Dollara
557,980'
747,504
50,360
3,920
12,774
1,458
816,017
1960
Dollars
564,470
757,034
40,242
3,0492
4,009
10,468
968
812,721
United States
Cows and heifers 2 years old and
over kept for milk ---   -----   19,291    19,527  20,132   21,265   22,325
  22,912   23,462   23,896   208.00  210.00   182.00   4,003,5721  4,102,483'
4,128,8901
Hleifers I to 2 years old kept for
milk  cows  ---- - - - ---  --- --  5,034   5,079    5,05     5,1S 26  5,267
  5,407    5,786    5,873  - - -- -  - - - --  - - -- - -  - -
All other cattle -| 72,814                  71,630   68,140   64,785   65,268
  67,581   67,344   65,910 |            |- |-| -                  |     
 -|-    _ --
All cattle --  --              97,139   96,236   93,322   91,176   92,860
  95,900   96,592   9S,679   134.00  137.00   122.00 13,046,092   13,149,812
11,009,031
Swine, including pigs  |-  -   55,305   59,026   58,045 S|,517     51,897
  55,354   50,474   45,114    27.00    18.50   28.80   1,491,527   1,091,896
  1,575,329
Sheep and lambs.          ----- 32,932  33,170   32,606   31,217   30,654
  31,157   31,582   31,356    14.57    16.45   18.55     479,934      54S,684
    580,439
All chirkensa----------357,910         369,484  387,002 374,281 391,363 383,690
390,708 396,776          1.25     1.06     1.32    446,589     390,733  
  534,514
Turkes4             i          6,840    5,633    6,105    5,612    5,828
   4,937    4,917    4,956     4.94     4.89    5.75      33,764      27,547
     30,512
Total       - -------------- -  - ------- --------       -       -- ------
  -     --- ---- -  -------- -------- -------- --------  ---lue- -   15,497,906
 IS,205,672 13,729,825
Included in value of all cattle. 'Included in value of all sheep and lambs.
3Does not include commercial broilers. 4Does not include turkey fryers.
eluded some animals kept for farm
work as well as a large number of
riding horses.
Total Value Up Slightly
The total value of livestock on Wis-
consin farms at the beginning of this
year is up only slightly from a year
ago but 7 percent higher than the 10-
year average for January 1. Lower
values per head than a year ago are
shown for milk cows, all cattle, and
sheep and lambs. Off-setting these
decreases are higher values for hogs,
chickens, and turkeys.
Milk cows accounted for three-
fourths of the total value of all cattle
on Wisconsin farms and two-thirds
the value of all livestock on farms.
The farm value of all livestock in the
state is estimated at 816 million dol-
lars,
Nation's Livestock Count
While milk cows numbers in the na-
tion are down from a year ago, the
number of all cattle is up about 1 per-
cent. Beef cattle numbers have in-
creased to more than offset the drop
in dairy cattle. Decreases from a year
ago are also shown in the inventory
numbers for swine, sheep and lambs,
and chickens, but the number of tur-
keys is up from January 1 last year.
Slight Increase Reported
for January Milk Output
Wisconsin dairy herds produced
1,482 million pounds of milk in Janu-
ary, and milk production in the na-
tion during the month is estimated at
9,859 million pounds.
Milk production during January
shows a gain of less than 1 percent
over a year ago for both the state and
nation. Compared with the 10-year
average for January, milk production
on Wisconsin farms is up 17 percent
and 9 percent for the nation.
Wisconsin farmers were feeding a
little less grain and concentrates per
milk cow on February 1 than a year
earlier, but the rate of feeding for the
nation as a whole was up 3 percent
from the February 1 record of last
year.
Dairy herds on Wisconsin farms
produced 17,953 million pounds of
milk in 1960, according to present
estimates. Last year's milk production
missed the record 1958 output by only
3 million pounds. The near-record
milk production was accomplished by
the average production per cow reach-
ing the all-time high of 8,300 pounds
for the year.
State's Egg Production
Is Down 9 Percent
Decreases of 4 percent in the num-
ber of layers and 5 percent in egg
production per layer compared with
January last year resulted in a drop
of 9 percent in egg production on
Wisconsin farms last month.
Wisconsin farm flocks laid 176 mil-
1950-59
average
Dollars
524,8991
56,028
5,248
18,947
721
760,314
ft
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February 1961
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