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Dawson County, Montana


        Dawson County occupies land in east central
    Montana. The Yellowstone River flows through
    the southern half of the county. The land
    immediately adjacent to the river and its
    tributaries is hilly and broken, while a
    portion of the Big Sheep Mountain range is
    situated in the northwestern section.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
8,400
7,300
153,000
7,500
7,200
150,000
35
25
25
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
261,000
181,000
3,714,000
29
9
6
Barley 25,000 19,000 37 Bu. 704,000 14
Oats 5,600 2,600 35 Bu. 91,000 3
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
3,100
----
----
----
2,000
1,000
----
134
18
----
Bu.
Tons
----
267,000
17,900
----
5
13
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets 2,680 2,630 20.9 Tons 55,000 8
Dry Beans 1/ 1,800 1,800 2,130 Cwt. 38,300 2
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
46,000
22,000
24,000
1.34
1.6
1.1
Tons
Tons
Tons
61,600
35,600
26,000
32
33
19
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 45,000
28,100
*
23
24
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 6,400 14
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)
522
1,410,885
2,703
1,518,808