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Custer County, Montana


        Custer, one of the original counties of
    Montana, lies in the southeastern corner of the
    state. The county consists mainly of rolling
    country with pronounced breaks along the
    Yellowstone and Tongue Rivers. The Yellow-
    stone River cuts through the northwestern
    corner of Custer County, while the Tongue
    River cuts the southwestern corner to join
    the Yellowstone near Miles City. The Powder
    River runs the length of the eastern half of     the county.
Crops - 2002 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
11,200
*
16,600
7,500
*
5,300
19
*
19
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
144,000
*
99,000
20
*
37
Barley 7,800 1,600 48 Bu. 77,000 38
Oats 3,500 1,300 42 Bu. 54,000 20
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
6,000
----
----
----
700
4,900
----
133
20
----
Bu.
Tons
----
93,000
97,000
----
7
4
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets 1,640 1,510 18.6 Tons 28,100 10
Dry Beans 1/ 1,000 900 2,170 Cwt. 19,500 7
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
33,000
23,000
10,000
2.04
2.5
1.1
Tons
Tons
Tons
67,300
56,500
10,800
31
20
49
1/ Yield is in pounds, production is in hundredweight. *Either zero or insufficient data for publication.
Livestock Reference Date Number of Head Rank
All Cattle & Calves
    Beef Cows & Heifers 2/
    Milk Cows & Heifers 2/
January 1, 2003 89,000
47,000
*
4
6
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2003 6,800 13
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2002 * *
2/ That have calved. * Insufficient data for publication
Census of Agriculture - 2002 -
Number of Farms
Land in Farms (Acres)
Average Farm Size (Acres)
Total Land Area (Acres)
425
1,904,133
4,480
2,421,201