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Carter County, Montana


            Carter County is situated in the extreme
    southeastern corner of the state, bordered on
    the east by South Dakota and to the south by
    Wyoming. The landscape is characterized
    largely by rolling prairie with the exception
    of some areas in the northwest and north
    central that are occupied by sections of the
    Custer National Forest. The Little Missouri
    River meanders through the southeastern corner
    of the county.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
23,300
1,200
29,600
12,000
1,100
19,400
27
15
15
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
328,000
16,000
292,000
26
21
30
Barley 11,000 3,000 21 Bu. 64,000 43
Oats 4,600 1,500 15 Bu. 23,000 30
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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66,000
48,000
18,000
1.08
1.1
1.1
Tons
Tons
Tons
71,000
50,500
20,500
29
29
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, 2004 53,000
36,000
*
18
14
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 39,600 1
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2003 * *
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)
289
1,666,922
5,768
2,137,322