WILD HAY
Acreage, Yield, and Production by Counties and Districts, Montana, USA, 2005

Last updated April 17, 2006
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

5,500

1.5

8,100

15

5,000

1.5

7,300

500

1.6

800

Flathead

6,000

1.5

8,900

13

5,000

1.5

7,300

1,000

1.6

1,600

Granite

17,000

2.3

38,300

5

17,000

2.3

38,300

--

--

--

Lake

1,500

1.4

2,100

38

800

1.9

1,500

700

0.9

600

Lincoln

2,000

0.8

1,500

41

--

--

--

1,700

0.7

1,200

Mineral

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Missoula

--

--

--

--

600

2.2

1,300

900

1.0

900

Powell

24,500

1.7

40,700

4

23,000

1.7

38,000

1,500

1.8

2,700

Ravalli

11,000

2.3

25,300

6

10,100

2.5

24,800

--

--

--

Sanders

1,500

0.9

1,400

44

700

1.0

700

800

0.9

700

Other

2,000

1.4

2,700

--

800

1.0

800

900

0.6

500

NORTHWEST

71,000

1.8

129,000

--

63,000

1.9

120,000

8,000

1.1

9,000

Blaine

5,500

1.1

6,100

19

1,600

1.3

2,000

3,900

1.1

4,100

Chouteau

3,500

0.9

3,100

32

--

--

--

3,000

0.8

2,300

Glacier

3,000

1.2

3,500

28

--

--

--

2,900

1.2

3,400

Hill

1,500

1.0

1,500

41

--

--

--

1,200

1.0

1,200

Liberty

3,500

1.3

4,400

24

--

--

--

3,200

1.2

3,700

Phillips

5,500

1.3

7,300

17

3,200

1.7

5,300

2,300

0.9

2,000

Pondera

2,000

1.7

3,300

30

1,100

2.1

2,300

900

1.1

1,000

Teton

9,000

1.4

12,800

10

7,900

1.5

11,500

1,100

1.2

1,300

Toole

2,500

1.2

3,000

33

--

--

--

2,500

1.2

3,000

Other

--

--

--

--

1,200

1.6

1,900

--

--

--

N. CENTRAL

36,000

1.3

45,000

--

15,000

1.5

23,000

21,000

1.0

22,000

Daniels

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Dawson

3,000

1.1

3,200

31

--

--

--

3,000

1.1

3,200

Garfield

1,500

0.9

1,300

46

--

--

--

1,500

0.9

1,300

McCone

2,000

0.9

1,700

40

--

--

--

2,000

0.9

1,700

Richland

6,000

1.2

7,000

18

--

--

--

6,000

1.2

7,000

Roosevelt

3,500

1.0

3,500

28

--

--

--

3,300

1.0

3,200

Sheridan

6,500

0.9

5,800

21

--

--

--

6,300

0.9

5,400

Valley

2,500

1.2

3,000

33

600

2.2

1,300

1,900

0.9

1,700

Other

--

--

--

--

400

1.8

700

--

--

--

NORTHEAST

25,000

1.0

25,500

--

1,000

2.0

2,000

24,000

1.0

23,500

Broadwater

5,000

1.7

8,600

14

3,500

1.9

6,500

1,500

1.4

2,100

Cascade

2,500

1.1

2,700

35

--

--

--

2,500

1.1

2,700

Fergus

5,000

1.6

7,900

16

1,200

2.5

3,000

3,800

1.3

4,900

Golden Valley

1,000

1.2

1,200

48

--

--

--

--

--

--

Judith Basin

4,500

1.2

5,500

22

--

--

--

4,200

1.3

5,300

Lewis & Clark

6,500

2.4

15,400

7

6,100

2.5

15,000

--

--

--

Meagher

28,000

1.9

54,500

3

27,300

2.0

53,500

700

1.4

1,000

Musselshell

1,000

1.3

1,300

46

--

--

--

1,000

1.3

1,300

Petroleum

500

0.6

300

54

--

--

--

500

0.6

300

Wheatland

7,000

1.7

12,100

11

3,600

2.4

8,800

3,400

1.0

3,300

Other

--

--

--

--

300

0.7

200

1,400

1.1

1,600

CENTRAL

61,000

1.8

109,500

--

42,000

2.1

87,000

19,000

1.2

22,500

Beaverhead

144,000

1.5

209,000

1

144,000

1.5

209,000

--

--

--

Gallatin

5,000

2.0

10,200

12

3,000

2.3

7,000

2,000

1.6

3,200

Jefferson

9,500

1.5

14,700

9

6,400

1.9

12,000

3,100

0.9

2,700

Madison

32,500

1.9

60,400

2

32,100

1.9

60,000

--

--

--

Silver Bow

4,000

1.2

4,700

23

2,500

1.6

4,000

1,500

0.5

700

Other

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

400

1.0

400

SOUTHWEST

195,000

1.5

299,000

--

188,000

1.6

292,000

7,000

1.0

7,000

Big Horn

1,000

1.4

1,400

44

--

--

--

800

1.3

1,000

Carbon

1,000

1.1

1,100

49

--

--

--

700

0.7

500

Park

2,500

1.6

4,100

25

2,200

1.7

3,700

--

--

--

Stillwater

1,000

1.0

1,000

50

--

--

--

800

0.9

700

Sweetgrass

3,000

2.0

5,900

20

2,200

2.2

4,800

800

1.4

1,100

Treasure

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Yellowstone

3,500

1.1

4,000

26

900

1.9

1,700

2,600

0.9

2,300

Other

--

--

--

--

700

1.9

1,300

300

1.3

400

S. CENTRAL

12,000

1.5

17,500

--

6,000

1.9

11,500

6,000

1.0

6,000

Carter

5,500

0.3

1,500

41

--

--

--

5,400

0.3

1,400

Custer

3,000

1.3

4,000

26

--

--

--

2,800

1.4

3,800

Fallon

500

1.0

500

52

--

--

--

500

1.0

500

Powder River

3,000

0.9

2,600

36

--

--

--

3,000

0.9

2,600

Prairie

2,000

1.0

2,000

39

--

--

--

1,900

1.0

1,900

Rosebud

10,000

1.5

15,200

8

--

--

--

2,400

0.5

1,100

Wibaux

1,000

0.7

700

51

--

--

--

1,000

0.7

700

Other

--

--

--

--

8,000

1.8

14,500

--

--

--

SOUTHEAST

25,000

1.1

26,500

--

8,000

1.8

14,500

17,000

0.7

12,000

MONTANA

425,000

1.5

652,000

--

323,000

1.7

550,000

102,000

1.0

102,000

1/ Counties with less than 500 acres harvested are combined into “other” counties to avoid disclosure of individual information.

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