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Custer County, Montana


        Custer, one of the original counties of
    Montana, lies in the southeastern corner of the
    state. The county consists mainly of rolling
    country with pronounced breaks along the
    Yellowstone and Tongue Rivers. The Yellow-
    stone River cuts through the northwestern
    corner of Custer County, while the Tongue
    River cuts the southwestern corner to join
    the Yellowstone near Miles City. The Powder
    River runs the length of the eastern half of     the county.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
12,400
*
17,600
8,800
*
14,300
29
*
19
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
259,000
*
276,000
30
*
33
Barley 6,000 2,200 44 Bu. 97,000 35
Oats 2,700 1,400 45 Bu. 63,000 9
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
6,900
----
----
----
1,900
4,900
----
148
23
----
Bu.
Tons
----
282,000
112,500
----
2
4
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets 2,180 2,110 21.8 Tons 46,100 9
Dry Beans 1/ 800 800 2,160 Cwt. 17,300 5
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
51,000
27,000
24,000
1.66
2.1
1.1
Tons
Tons
Tons
84,500
57,200
27,300
25
26
17
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 84,000
46,000
*
6
7
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 5,300 20
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)
425
1,904,133
4,480
2,421,201