Map  or  Names
Golden Valley County, Montana


        Golden Valley County occupies land in
    central Montana. Except for the extreme
    northwestern corner that is taken by a section of
    the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Big
    Snowy Mountains, the land is characterized by
    rolling prairie. The Musselshell River runs
    the entire width of the county in the south.
    Ryegate is the county seat.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
14,300
*
11,000
14,000
*
7,200
29
*
10
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
405,000
*
74,000
24
*
44
Barley 7,000 3,500 29 Bu. 102,000 *
Oats * * * Bu. * *
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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16,500
11,500
5,000
1.07
1.1
1.1
Tons
Tons
Tons
17,600
12,200
5,400
53
52
52
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 13,000
8,200
*
50
50
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 10,700 7
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)
140
660,787
4,720
752,194