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

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XL, no. 8,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (1.7 MB)


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WISCONSIN CROP AND LIVESTOCK REPORTER
August 1961
Crop Summary of the United States for August 1, 1961
Crop
Corn for grain
Potatoes.
Tobacco.
Oats     -_
Barley
Rye
Winter wheat
Durum wheat
Spring wheat other than Durum
Flax
Tame hay
Wild hay
Pasture
Acreage
(000 omitted)
1961
(prelimi-
nary)
58,275
1,475
1,168
24,320
13,225
1,528
40,548
1,527
9,375
2,732
55,187
10,969
19
60
71,443
1,397
1,141
26, 554
13,763
1,652
39,977
1,640
10,242
3,341
55,551
11,407
1961
acreage
asa
percent of
1960
81 .6
105C6
102.3
91.6
96.I
92.5
101.4
93.1
91.5
81.8
99.3
96.2
August 1,
1961
forecast
3,352,037
275,729
1,986,925
981,976
368,142
25,867
1,057,540
17,906
128,650
19, 354
101,186
8,614
Preduction
(000 omitted)
1960
3,891,212
257,435
1,943,487
1,150,774
427,018
32,491
1, 103,895
34,105
212,339
30,409
107,610
10,481
10-year
average
1950-59
3,013,797
234,592
2,048,896
1,281,781
353,737
23,907
839,240
25,258
230,272
35,526
100,433
10,336
1961 production
as a percent of
1960
86.1
107.1
102.2
85.3
86.2
79.6
95.8
52.5
60.6
63.6
94.0
82.2
10-year
average
1950-59
111.2
117.5
97.0
76.6
104.1
108.2
126.0
70.9
55.9
54.5
100.7
83.3
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Unit
bu.
cwt.
lb.
hu.
bu.
bu.
bu.
bu.
bu.
bu.
ton
ton
pct.
C
Yield per acre
Indi- |         O-year
eated    1960  aversf
1961           1950-5
57.5    54.5    44.1
187.0   184.3   164.6
1701    1703    1418
40.4    43.3    36.3
27.8    31.0    28.6
16.9    19.7    14.2
26.1    27.6     21.0
11.7    20.8    13.8
13.7    20.7    16.8
7.1     9.1      8.3
1.83    1.94     1.67
.79     .92     .81
841     821     771
Custom Rates Paid
By Wisconsin Farmers
Custom work for many years has
been an important part of this state's
agriculture. Mobility of tractors and
other machines has increased greatly
with the use of rubber tires. This
together with the development of spe-
cialized and high-capacity machines
has further encouraged custom serv-
ices. Custom work has helped farm-
ers with harvesting and other opera-
tions by modern equipment without
the necessity of substantial invest-
ment in machinery.
A recent survey was made of cus-
tom rates paid by farmers in Wiscon-
sin. Over 450 farmers in all areas in
the state reported on this rate sur-
vey of spring and early summer oper-
ations. Rates declined some for sev-
eral farm operations while others
showed no change from rates a year
ago. The only exception was for corn
planting; the 2-row rate showed some
advance.
The Feed-Grain Program has re-
tired cropland in the state and this
undoubtedly decreased the amount of
available custom work. This would
have a direct hearing on rates-tend-
ing to lower them. Weather this
spring was favorable for farm work,
thus spreading out somewhat the de-
mand for custom work. Also some
rates are lower because of more wide-
spread custom work. Two-fifths of the
reporting farmers did custom work
for others this spring while two-
thirds hired others to do custom work.
A  table is presented on custom
rates for harvesting and other opera-
tions for the fall of 1960. This will
serve as a general guide to fall rates.
Local areas may vary from the state
Fall Custom Rates
Wisconsin, 1960'
Operation
Plowing
2-bottom -
3-bottom ---
4-bottom. --
Combining small grains
Self-propelled    - -
Tractor-drawn--.
Corn picking
I-row
2-row
Baling
Hay
Straw.
Chain. sawing
Chopping corn2
Per foot in silo
12-foot silo diameter-
14-foot silo diameter.
Per hour
Men    Tractors Wagons
2       2         2
2       2         3
1       1         2
I       2         2.
I       1         3-  -
Rate -Dollars
Per hour
10.00
5.85
5.10
7.90
Per bale
.095
.095
Per hour
3.10
10.50
10.95
9.2s
9.70
9.65
'Unless otherwise specified, rste Include one tractor,
the machine, one man, and fuel. 2lncludes chopper, blower,
and fuel.
Per acre
3.20
3.40
3. 55
5.60
5. 30
5.25
5. 25
Per foot
averages because
plicable to localities
of conditions ap-
Spring Custom Rates,
Wisconsin, 19611
Operation
Plowing
2-bttom
3-bottom
4-bottom
Discing--  -  -  -
Quack digging
Culti-packing
Grain drilling
With fertilizer
Without fertilizer
Corn planting
2-row ----
4-row      -  --
Cultivating
2-row.
4-row. --------
Mowing hay -
Side raking --
Crushing hay--.
Application of fertilizer
Dry fertilizer -
2.60         Anhydrous ammonia-
3.10         Other
Manure loading tractor
Spraying
Frost tree.......i--------
Barns and buildings for flies.-----
Field  crops.---  b .--------- -------
Whitewashing barns.---------
Rate-Dollars
Per acre
3.10
3.40
3.45
1.65
1.75
1.25
1. 60
1.35
1.65i
1. 70
1.60
1.60
1.45
1.30
1.40
1.10
1.55
1.30
3. 80 per hour
.40 per tree
4.75 per hour
1.30 per acre
7.90 per hour
'Unless otherwise specified, rates include one tractor,
the machine, one man, and fuel.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE
OFFICIAL BUSINESS
RETURN AFTER FIVE DAYS TO
AGRICULTURAL STATISTICIAN
BOX 351
MADISON, WISCONSIN       , FE
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