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Dawson County, Montana


        Dawson County occupies land in east central
    Montana. The Yellowstone River flows through
    the southern half of the county. The land
    immediately adjacent to the river and its
    tributaries is hilly and broken, while a
    portion of the Big Sheep Mountain range is
    situated in the northwestern section.
Crops - 2002 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
6,800
5,000
157,000
6,300
4,900
148,000
30
23
21
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
188,000
114,000
3,060,000
17
12
11
Barley 23,000 15,400 29 Bu. 444,000 21
Oats 4,800 1,600 28 Bu. 44,000 25
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
2,700
----
----
----
1,600
1,100
----
131
23
----
Bu.
Tons
----
209,000
25,000
----
3
11
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets 3,130 3,010 20.4 Tons 61,400 7
Dry Beans 1/ 2,600 2,400 2,130 Cwt. 51,200 2
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
57,500
22,500
35,000
1.21
1.5
1.0
Tons
Tons
Tons
69,400
34,700
34,700
29
31
20
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 46,000
28,800
*
22
20
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2003 7,900 10
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2002 1,000 23
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)
522
1,410,885
2,703
1,518,808