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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. XVI ([covers January 1937/December 1937])

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XVI, no. 2,   pp. [9]-16 PDF (4.0 MB)


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WISCONSIN CROP AND LIVESTOCK REPORTER
ow recent years, the January 15 aver-
lge being 16.3 cents a year ago and
12.0 cents two years ago. Egg prices
el; January 15 averaged 21.6 cents per
dozen compared with 20.4 cents a year
ago and 24.0 cents two years ago fol-
owing the 1934 drought.
Egg Production
Feb. 1
Feb. 1 1937 as it
Feb. 1 Feb. 1 192S-32 percent
1937  193t average of 193S1
WIsconsflif
Hens and
pullets
ffarm __ 100.3  99.3  93.7    101.0
ELggs per
tarn' --  3 21.3  2 9. 0  24.7  111.4
Eggs per
I 0 0
IL e a 5
as n II
pullet"  32.2  29."   2tl.2  110.3
t1sllted Staten:
liens and
pullets
pe r
Iarsal  _  '42.5  79.1  81.2  i04.:t
Eggm per
l aitn   --  21.1  IS.7  2I-,.  115.5
ga:ggm per
I O O
It e it N
~a n dI
pul.IC M  25.7  24.t  "4.4    107.1
Cabbasge anid Onion Stocks
Stocks of late Danish cabbage onl
January 1 were the smallest reported
for WVisconslln since 1934. Growers anid
dealeLs iii the state reported a total of
ti5ti tolns of calbbage oil hand the first
ot the year Co ii pa red with 13,740 tolls
last year. NVith giluctly reduced stocks
of cabbage ii thlls state and smaller
stocks reported for New York, the larg-
est cabbage producer, holdings of cab-
Plage throughout the nation are 37 per-
, lIt Slllallk r thanll re)0orted a year a go.
This year's stocls of cabbage are the
slli Llest reported for the United States
Oll record with the exception of JLanu-
.ry 1934 when there was a smaller
hidl-over from the low plroductioll of
tl' plrevious year.
Stocks of ofliolls in %%iscolisill thl'
first of the year were estimated    at
45,000 hundred-pound sacks compalrel
wvith 61,000 sacks a year ago. Althougl
fiwer onions are onl hand in the state,
tile total amount of onions available
throughout the United States the first
of the year was estimated to be 7 per-
cent greater than It year ago. While
the stoclks of onions are smaller in the
state this year as (o 1p1)ared withl Jaml-
ay 1, 1936, the state's production dur-
ilg  last summer    was   considerably
larger than the plrevious year.
Potato Stocks Lower
Stocks of merchantable potatoe s ill
W\isconsin in January were one third
less than a year ago, and for the Uni-
ted States supplies were 26 percent less
than reported for January 1, 1936.
According to growers, local dealers
and buyers in Wisconsin there were
about 4,527,000 bushels of potatoes
available for market the first of the
eilar. These stocks represent about 47
Percent of the state's potato crop raised
tor market last year. Stockos of pota-
toes for market in the nation were esti-
Ilated at about 78 million bushels. In
lddition to the relatively small crop
Iloduced in the state and in the nation
last year. stocks of potatoes are lower
this year due to the poor keeping qual-
i1y of the crop and relatively favorable
1llices which resulted in heavier sales
eaLly in the season.
Potato Utilization
Considerable interest has been ex-
i)ressed regarding the use of the state's
I)Otato crop. A report from the United
States Crop Reporting Board gives
these estimates for all 8-year period
Estimated Farm Utilization of Potatoes-Wisconsin and United
States, 1929-1936
WISCONSIN
1929
1930-
1931      .
1932-
1933
1934
1935 -
1936
8-year average
UNITED STATES
1929 -
1930 -
1931- -   -     -
193L2  -
1933 -
1934   -  -
1935
1936    - --
8-year average
Estimated
total
production
1000 bus.
------- ------ 21,120
__a Ro1
24 ,621
18,620
31 .968
235634
20,090
23,121
332 .204
340 ,572
384 125
376,425
342 ,306
406,105
386,380
329 .997
362 ,264
Unfit for
food or
seed'
1000 bus.
1 .056
1 122
2,708
1 .303
3 .197
2'589
2 009
2,044
15 730
1 ,051
24 .24
30 ,232
17,013
28 ,045
27 813
21 Y99I
23,100
Saved for
food on
farms where
grown
1000 bus.
5,270
5 120
6,290
6,120
5 280
6 825
5 .882
5,017
5,726
60 .512
65 .449
71 .908
78 ,384
63 807
70 ,432
78 304
59 ,017
69 .609
Saved for
seed in
locality
Ahere grown
1000 bus
2 925
3 365
3 .511
3 .335
3 .445
3 .637
3 ,105
3 ,432
3,344
33 .077
36 968
38 .089
38 ,074
37 ,886
38.127
34 193
33,186
36 ,200
Balance of
crop
mostly
sold
1000 bus.
11,869
1,089
14,140
12,458
8,592
18 309
11 ,958
9 632
12 007
213 .885
219 104
240.204
229 .735
223:  100
209,501
24, .010
215.8(03
233,355
Farm Utilization as a Percent of Estimated Production
WISCONSIN
1929 9 -   -     -
1930-
1931  ---      -    --  - -  -
1932 --
1033     -  -
1034 -4--
193L5 -.
1036 -- --            - -
8-year average
UNITED STATES
1929 -       --  - -  ---
1930
1931 -          -
1032 --                -
133 -
1934
1935
1936 -
8-year average
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
10(1.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100 .0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
5.0
6.0
9.0
11.0
7 .0
10.0
11.0
10.0
8.8
4 .7
5.6
6.5
8.1
5.1(
0.0
7.2
6.7
6.4
25 .0
27 .4
23.Y
24 .
28.4
21 .3
25.0
25.0
24.8
20.0
19 .2
18 .7
20.8
18.6
17 .:
20.3
17.9
19 .2
13 .8
18.0
13 .3
13 .5
18.5
11.4
13 .2
17 .1
14 .5
1(1.0
10 .A)
tj .9
10.1
11 .1
0 .4
8 .8
10.0
10.0
5(.2
48 .6
53.S
46.1
57 .3
50.8
47 .9
51 .9
(14 .4
64.3
(14 .9
(it .0
ti .3
1111.4
63 .7
((5.4
64.4
Inrctudes potatocs fId to livestock a11d potatoes sold to starch factorics.
hLnd  they  lIre  sllmnlltir'ized  ill the  ltccoml-
palllyinlg talble for WisconlsinI lid tho
United States.
It will be noted that this year the
plercellt of polatoes unflit for use was a
little above- average for the Urlited
States and considerably above average
in Wisconsill. The WVisconsin crop ran
largely to small sizes in 1936, with the
result that there was more tha11  the
tssual amount of inferior material in it.
The perceltage used for fool oil the
farms is above average for WViscon.,ill
but lower thll average for thie UJnited
States. The percentage of the crop ill-
tinded to be used for seed in the Ijli-
ted States is about average, but in Wis-
consin it exceeds the average percent-
age par tly because of the relatively
low production in 19:6. The percent-
age of last year's crop available for
market is slightly above average for
the United States and a little bolow
average for Wisconsin.
1937 Potato Acreage to
Increase Sharply
Reports from potato growers this
year show that they intend to increase
the potato acreage sharply in 1937.
The indicated Increase for the United
States is 11.5 percent. All sections of
till"  C i 11 11 t  Ia :r I,   1,  11 I Il11,4  1,   0 'g9e I
tato  acrelge' ll()))lillig  to tills, crlIy
rep Iolts I1',0111 grl'ower')s.
Tue indlieuteid inlerellse ill the I8 Surl-
lus P'otatto Stalets is 11 lwrce ut, for tile
32 tlthel  late States it is 12 percelit.
Forl tilt' :,, L.:tO Mtltl Inb - lnieliates 1o-
tlatO Staltes  lhe illdicateld ilcrease is 11
1erlctI t. '1'Ti' 1i:arly  P'1otaito P'rodn(ucillg
States   shoW   :ill irltelllded  increase  of
14.6  pcrc i fll.  If  these  inldicated  ill-
,lenses ill plotalto acreage deve(lol, thl
total for til1  Ullit,,d States will be .1,-
4109,110o   lVI'la   C s oMlllliirei   Wt ithi   :'  I5S,01
aleCls lin.t year, :1) inelase' ot' 351.0111
i,4es.   'hlie largest intr afsi's alre shlow I
ili tho:s' stLates w hilcl sllff ,1ed the i mnost
s e 1 i o IL  lbanldlonllllenlt  tILI  to  tie'
lrloulghlt of 193G,     nIld  tilet prev:ilirig
high pl'iCe'S for pOtatoles alre Stirllulat-
ilug extensive activity in those       stalteS
Sliclh grow    the early varieties.
Ill  Wisconsin    the  gr o   '1rs  express
tileir' intention of illcrelisirlg the acrc-
age by 17 p1erce'nlt as comlabir(d witIl 1I
percenit for the 18 Surplus Late P'otato
States    Mtinnlesota shoews    1)n inltendedl
illlcl'raSo' of only 5 p-lreelt, Michigan ll
perc'erlt, Idahio 10 Ilorco nt and Mltairle 6
prcenlt.
WISCONSIN' FARM        PRICES
As a retslIlt of advances in the prices
of all major faom      commodities except
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