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Lake County, Montana


        Lake County is located in the northwestern
    section of Montana. The upper portion of the
    county is occupied by beautiful Flathead Lake.
    The lake is about thirty miles long, and from
    five to ten miles wide with a rugged, wooded
    shoreline. Outside of the Great Lake System,
    Flathead Lake is one of the largest inland
    lakes in the United States and is famous for
    the abundant cherry crop grown along its shore.
    The rest of Lake County is comprised almost
    entirely of the Flathead Indian Reservation.
    The Flathead is the main valley and it lies
    between the Mission Mountains on the east and
    the Little Bitterroot Mountains in the west.
    The outlet of Flathead Lake, the Flathead
    River, traverses the center of the county and
    runs along the southwestern border of Lake and
    Sanders Counties.
Crops - 2002 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
2,500
*
8,200
2,400
*
7,900
37
*
56
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
88,000
*
440,000
27
*
24
Barley 5,200 3,100 69 Bu. 213,000 30
Oats 1,100 700 90 Bu. 63,000 16
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
900
----
----
----
300
600
----
127
22
----
Bu.
Tons
----
38,000
13,000
----
10
14
Potatoes 2,000 1,990 330 Cwt. 654,000 2
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Beans 1/ * * * Cwt. * *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
62,000
49,500
12,500
2.59
2.7
2.2
Tons
Tons
Tons
160,400
132,800
27,600
5
4
25
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
30,300
1,100
22
16
3
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2003 1,400 38
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)
1,185
601,544
508
956,015