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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. XLII ([covers January 1963/July 1963])

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XLII, no. 2,   pp. [5]-8 PDF (1.9 MB)


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WISCONSIN CROP AND LIVESTOCK REPORTER
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Number and Value of Livestock, January 1
Wisconsin
Class of livestock
Cows, heifers 2 yrs. old
& over kept for milk
Heifers I to 2 yrs. old
kept for milk cows
Heifer calves being
saved for milk cows..
All other calves ..
Cows, heifers 2 yrs. old
& over not kept for milk
Heifers I to 2 years
not for milk .
Steers I yr. old & over
Bulls I yr. old & over
All cattle .................
Sows and gilts ................
Other hogs over 6 mos.
Pigs under 6 months.
All swine ..............
Ewes I year and over.
Ewe lambs.......................
Wether and ram lambs
Rams & wethers
Icyar & over ..............
St   sheep and lambs
Sheep & lambs on feed
All sheep & lambs ....
All
Turkeyse .........
Total value
1963
(prelim.
inary)
2,426
671
697
149
143
106
144
46
4,382
300
223
1.375
1,898
165
26
1
10
202
43
245
2),72
272
1962
(re-
vise)
2,402
671
697
141
135
108
139
46
4,339
286
243
1.3 14
1,843
160
26
9
196
30
246
10.274
274
Number (000 omitted)
1961
2,402
658
697
128
123
94
146
48
4,296
306
240
1.240
1,786
163
30
2
9
204
63
267
10,645
264
1960
2,402
645
676
123
123
90
144
50
4,253
305
311
1,347
1,963
165
30
2
9
206
60
266
10,904
220
1959
2,426
630
665
95
106
81
116
5I
4,170
333
300
1.,350
2,003
172
31
2
10
21 5
62
277
12,449
361
1958
2,475
630
650
87
96
64
154
56
4,212
3 31
335
1,122
1,758
174
31
2
10
217
62
279
12,882
211
1957
2,552
637
652
96
92
59
150
60
4,298
325
323
1,105
1,753
172
30
2
9
213
60
273
13,264
194
1956
2,578
640
655
93
98
66
145
64
4,341
328
317
1,865
171
33
2
9
215
61
276
13,300
120
I             r      ,     _ea
1963
(prelim.
mary)
Dollars,
220.00
..............
168.00
27.90
...... 90
..............
..............
12.i90
.............
1.15
4.25
4.25
1962
Dollars
230.00
174.00
28.60
..............
...............
...............
12.70
..............
1.15
3.85
3.8
1957-61
average
Dollars
217.00
16.0
28.40
.............
l..............
15.2
..............
..............
1.18
4.93
4.93
Far    vau _00 .oi.ted_
1963
(prelim-
'nary)
Dollars
533,720
73l 7
....................
52,954
..,...  '...'..-'.''''.
,...................
2.6065
3,231
11,124
;,156
1,156
804,661
1962
Dollars
552,460
754,986
52,710
_.._.............
...................
2.489a
3.189
11,743
1 055
1,03
823,683
1957-61
average
Dollars
Dollars
530,454,
706,726
52,803
I....................
. ...................
3,2082
4,228
14,293
1,233
1,233
779,283
United States'
Cows, heifers 2 yrs. old
& over kept for milk  18,730  19,167  19,342  19,527  20,132  21,265
 22,325  22,912 206.00  211.00  192.00  3,849,652 4,053,765 3,923,905
Heifers I to 2 yrs. old
kept for mil cows         4,831  4,965  5,060  5,079  5       ,050  5,126
 5,26 7 5,407.     ............... ............... .................... ....
..................
All other cattle ................ 808,193  75,870  72,917  71,630  68,140
 64,785  65,268  67,581 ...............-.......................... ....................
...... ......._... ...............
All cattle ............. 103,754 100,002  97,319  96,236  93,322  91,176
 92,860  95,900 142.00  140.00  127.00 14,745,911 13,985,919 11,988,667
Swine incl. pigs   58,695  57,000  55,443  59,026  58,045  51,517  51,897
 55,354  27.50  27.50   26.50  1,613,397 1,566,515  1,458,611
Sheep and lambs ...- 30,170  31,320  32,967  33,170  32,606  31,217  30,654
 31,157 . . ............. ........................ 439,260  405,625  547,967
All chickens3     365,217 368.452 360.576 369,484 387,002 374,281 391,363
383,690   1.16   1.15    1.20   423,727   422,482   451,695
Turkeys4 ............  6,598  6,488  6,770  5,633   6,105  5,612   5,828
  4,937   4.41    3.79    4.83    29,077    24,590    28,968
T otal   value  ...   ...  ..............  ........... ....  ............
.... ..............   ... ...........  .... ..........  .... ...........
 ... ...........  .... ...........  .... ...........  ............. 17 2
1, 7   16 4 5 1 1 1I 7 , 0
Included in value of all cattle. 2included in value of all sheep and lambs.
iDoes not include commercial broilers. 41oes not include turkey
fryers. oAverages are for 48 states. All other data are for 50 states.
Cold Weather Reduces
State's Milk Production
Wisconsin's milk cows produced 2
percent less milk in January than a
year ago. The extremely cold weather
during January probably had consid-
erable to do with the drop in milk
production per cow.
Dairy herds on Wisconsin farms
produced 1,495 million pounds of milk
in January compared with 1,518 mil-
lion pounds a year ago. January milk
production was nearly 3 percent above
the 5-year, 1957-61 average for the
month of 1,457 million pounds.
Milk production estimates for the
nation now include Alaska and Ha-
waii. The production estimate for
Hawaii of a little over 12 million
pounds is nearly equal to the January
output for Wyoming. Dairy herds in
the 50 states produced 10,043 million
pounds of milk. This production was
about 1 percent below January last
year but nearly 3 percent above the
5-year average for the month.
January Egg Production
Declines in State
January egg production in the state,
of 165 million eggs, was 5 percent be-
low a year ago and 4 percent under
December and the lowest for the
month since 1942. The state's produc-
tion for the month has declined stead-
ily since 1958. The nation's January
production of 5,187 million eggs was
2 percent below last year and down
slightly from the previous month.
In the state the increased rate of
lay has offset a smaller number of
layers on farms which has modified
the drop in egg production. The 1,860
eggs produced per 100 layers during
January on state farms was the sec-
ond highest on record for the month.
The nation's rate of 1.698 eggs was
down, but still the third highest for
the month behind the rates of 1,712
eggs in 1962 and 1.719 eggs in 1960.
Layers on state farms in January,
numbered 8 887,000 birds, establishing
a record low for the month. The num-
ber of layers on state farms for Jan-
uary has trended downward since
the record high of 17,234,000 layers
in January of 1944.
Wisconsin's Strawberry Income
Approaches $11/3 Million
Strawberries are now a 1 1/3 mil-
lion dollar crop in Wisconsin and pro-
vide a good income source to many
of the states growers. In 1962 Wiscon-
sin growers produced 6,400,000 pounds
of strawberries for fresh market val-
ued at $1.331.000. Wisconsin ranks
eighth in the nation in the production
of strawberries for fresh market. All
of Wisconsin strawberries are now
produced for fresh market.
Nationally strawberries represent a
market with a farm value of over 90
million dollars and total production
of around one-half billion pounds.
Over one-half of the berries produced
are used for fresh market and account
for about two-thirds of the total farm
value of the crop. California is by far
the leading strawberry grower, pro-
ducing close to 40 percent of the na-
tion's 1962 crop.
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i67.00
736,176
754,986
706,726
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804,661
823,683
779,283
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