WILD HAY
Acreage, Yield, and Production by Counties and Districts, Montana, USA, 2003 1/

Last updated December 7, 2004
County
and
District
ALL
IRRIGATED
NON-IRRIGATED
Harvested 1/
Yield
Production
Harvested 1/
Yield
Production
Harvested 1/
Yield
Production
Acres
Tons
Tons
Rank
Acres
Tons
Tons
Acres
Tons
Tons

Deer Lodge

4,500
1.2
5,300
20
4,500
1.2
5,300
--
--
--

Flathead

3,000
1.4
4,300
24
1,500
2.0
3,000
1,500
0.9
1,300

Granite

7,500
2.1
15,700
5
7,500
2.1
15,700
--
--
--

Lake

2,200
0.8
1,800
38
500
1.4
700
1,700
0.6
1,100

Lincoln

1,800
0.8
1,400
44
--
--
--
1,600
0.7
1,100

Mineral

--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--

Missoula

1,000
1.6
1,600
40
900
1.7
1,500
--
--
--

Powell

17,500
1.5
27,100
3
17,000
1.6
26,500
--
--
--

Ravalli

6,500
2.4
15,700
5
6,300
2.5
15,500
--
--
--

Sanders

2,000
1.1
2,100
35
--
--
--
1,400
0.4
600

Other

--
--
--
--
800
2.3
1,800
800
1.1
900

NORTHWEST

46,000
1.6
75,000
--
39,000
1.8
70,000
7,000
0.7
5,000

Blaine

6,500
0.9
5,700
16
2,100
1.4
2,900
4,400
0.6
2,800

Chouteau

1,500
0.9
1,300
45
--
--
--
1,500
0.9
1,300

Glacier

5,000
0.9
4,700
22
--
--
--
4,300
0.8
3,600

Hill

1,000
0.8
800
49
--
--
--
800
0.6
500

Liberty

1,500
1.3
2,000
36
--
--
--
1,500
1.3
2,000

Phillips

4,000
1.3
5,000
21
1,600
1.3
2,100
2,400
1.2
2,900

Pondera

1,500
1.7
2,600
32
--
--
--
1,000
1.4
1,400

Teton

15,500
2.0
30,400
2
13,700
2.0
28,000
1,800
1.3
2,400

Toole

1,500
1.0
1,500
41
--
--
--
1,300
0.8
1,100

Other

--
--
--
--
1,600
1.9
3,000
--
--
--

NORTH CENTRAL

38,000
1.4
54,000
--
19,000
1.9
36,000
19,000
0.9
18,000

Daniels

1,000
1.3
1,300
45
--
--
--
--
--
--

Dawson

5,500
0.8
4,400
23
--
--
--
5,500
0.8
4,400

Garfield

1,000
2.3
2,300
33
--
--
--
--
--
--

McCone

2,500
0.8
1,900
37
--
--
--
2,500
0.8
1,900

Richland

5,500
1.1
6,100
15
--
--
--
5,500
1.1
6,100

Roosevelt

6,200
0.9
5,600
18
--
--
--
5,200
0.9
4,800

Sheridan

4,500
0.9
4,000
25
--
--
--
3,800
0.9
3,400

Valley

2,800
1.4
3,900
26
1,500
2.0
3,000
1,300
0.7
900

Other

--
--
--
--
2,500
1.4
3,500
1,200
1.3
1,500

NORTHEAST

29,000
1.0
29,500
--
4,000
1.6
6,500
25,000
0.9
23,000

Broadwater

4,000
1.4
5,600
18
3,500
1.4
5,000
--
--
--

Cascade

1,500
1.0
1,500
41
--
--
--
1,400
0.9
1,300

Fergus

7,600
1.1
8,400
8
--
--
--
7,600
1.1
8,400

Golden Valley

600
0.8
500
52
--
--
--
600
0.8
500

Judith Basin

3,500
1.0
3,500
30
--
--
--
3,100
0.9
2,700

Lewis & Clark

3,300
2.1
6,800
12
2,200
2.5
5,600
1,100
1.1
1,200

Meagher

11,000
1.9
20,600
4
7,600
2.0
15,500
3,400
1.5
5,100

Musselshell

2,500
0.3
800
49
--
--
--
2,500
0.3
800

Petroleum

--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--

Wheatland

5,000
1.5
7,300
11
3,200
1.8
5,900
1,800
0.8
1,400

Other

--
--
--
--
500
2.0
1,000
500
1.2
600

CENTRAL

39,000
1.4
55,000
--
17,000
1.9
33,000
22,000
1.0
22,000

Beaverhead

57,000
1.8
100,800
1
53,000
1.8
96,600
--
--
--

Gallatin

3,500
1.9
6,700
13
1,700
2.2
3,800
1,800
1.6
2,900

Jefferson

4,500
1.9
8,400
8
3,600
1.9
7,000
900
1.6
1,400

Madison

8,500
1.8
14,900
7
8,000
1.8
14,500
--
--
--

Silver Bow

2,500
1.5
3,700
28
1,700
1.8
3,100
800
0.8
600

Other

--
--
--
--
--
--
--
4,500
1.0
4,600

SOUTHWEST

76,000
1.8
134,500
--
68,000
1.8
125,000
8,000
1.2
9,500

Big Horn

--
--
--
--
--
--
--
1,000
1.0
1,000

Carbon

1,100
1.6
1,800
38
700
2.3
1,600
--
--
--

Park

5,000
1.6
8,000
10
3,800
2.0
7,500
1,200
0.4
500

Stillwater

1,300
1.2
1,500
41
500
2.0
1,000
800
0.6
500

Sweetgrass

4,500
1.4
6,300
14
3,900
1.5
5,900
--
--
--

Treasure

--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--

Yellowstone

3,500
1.1
3,900
26
1,900
1.6
3,000
1,600
0.6
900

Other

2,600
1.3
3,500
--
200
2.5
500
2,400
1.1
2,600

SOUTH CENTRAL

18,000
1.4
25,000
--
11,000
1.8
19,500
7,000
0.8
5,500

Carter

1,600
0.8
1,200
48
--
--
--
1,600
0.8
1,200

Custer

4,200
0.9
3,600
29
--
--
--
4,200
0.9
3,600

Fallon

500
1.0
500
52
--
--
--
500
1.0
500

Powder River

2,200
1.2
2,700
31
--
--
--
2,200
1.2
2,700

Prairie

1,000
0.8
800
49
--
--
--
1,000
0.8
800

Rosebud

4,000
1.4
5,700
16
2,000
2.0
4,000
2,000
0.9
1,700

Wibaux

500
1.0
500
52
--
--
--
500
1.0
500

Other

--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--

SOUTHEAST

14,000
1.1
15,000
--
2,000
2.0
4,000
12,000
0.9
11,000

MONTANA

260,000
1.5
388,000
--
160,000
1.8
294,000
100,000
0.9
94,000
1/ Counties with less than 500 acres harvested are combined into “other” counties to avoid disclosure of individual information.

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