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Prairie County, Montana


        Prairie County is divided in half by the
    Yellowstone River flowing from east to west
    through the county. The Powder River flows
    from the southeast to join the Yellowstone in
    the southwest corner. The landscape of Prairie
    County is mainly the rolling prairie
    characteristic of most eastern Montana
    counties. However, the northwestern section of
    the county is broken by the Big Sheep Mountains
    that occupy that area.
Crops - 2002 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
10,300
*
21,000
8,600
*
7,500
23
*
27
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
202,000
*
200,000
16
*
31
Barley 4,900 1,900 26 Bu. 49,000 44
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
2,800
----
----
----
600
2,100
----
118
19
----
Bu.
Tons
----
71,000
39,000
----
8
9
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets 2,360 2,330 19.1 Tons 44,600 9
Dry Beans 1/ 2,600 2,300 1,910 Cwt. 43,900 3
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
19,500
7,500
12,000
1.52
2.3
1.1
Tons
Tons
Tons
29,600
16,900
12,700
51
44
45
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 35,000
19,500
*
31
34
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2003 3,200 31
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)
162
619,684
3,825
1,111,393