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Madison County, Montana


        Madison County was created in February 1865.
    It occupies a portion of southwestern Montana.
    Surrounded and divided by mountain ranges,
    Madison County is composed of two parallel
    valleys--the Madison and the Ruby. Portions of
    the Beaverhead National Forest lie within the
    county's boundaries. Flowing from south to
    north is the Madison River in the eastern part
    of the county, and the Ruby River joins the
     Beaverhead River near Twin Bridges which then
    joins the Jefferson River and continues out of
    the county. The Ruby River Reservoir is
    located on the Ruby River near Alder Montana.
Crops - 2002 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
2,300
*
5,300
2,300
*
4,900
30
*
40
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
68,000
*
197,000
33
*
33
Barley 7,600 3,000 59 Bu. 177,000 31
Oats 2,700 700 79 Bu. 55,000 19
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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Bu.
Tons
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Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Beans 1/ * * * Cwt. * *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
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72,500
46,500
26,000
2.71
3.0
2.1
Tons
Tons
Tons
196,800
141,500
55,300
3
3
8
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 73,000
45,000
*
8
8
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2003 6,300 15
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)
513
1,028,781
2,005
2,295,386