Map  or  Names
Fergus County, Montana


        Prior to 1925, Fergus County was known as
    the largest county in the United States. Judith
    Basin and Petroleum Counties were created
    in 1920 and 1925, respectively, from portions
    of the county. The entire northern border of
    the county is formed by a portion of the
    Missouri River. The land along the river is
    known as the Missouri Breaks. The Judith
    Mountains lie in the center of the county, while
    the Big Snowy and Little Snow Mountains lie
    along the southern boundary.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
128,000
*
47,500
127,000
*
43,100
36
*
15
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
4,620,000
*
634,000
3
*
21
Barley 59,000 41,500 15 Bu. 628,000 16
Oats 2,700 1,300 16 Bu. 21,000 34
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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156,000
130,000
26,000
1.23
1.2
1.3
Tons
Tons
Tons
191,900
159,400
32,500
4
3
13
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 95,000
67,000
*
3
2
*
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)
830
2,281,789
2,749
2,777,068