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Madison County, Montana


        Madison County was created in February 1865.
    It occupies a portion of southwestern Montana.
    Surrounded and divided by mountain ranges,
    Madison County is composed of two parallel
    valleys--the Madison and the Ruby. Portions of
    the Beaverhead National Forest lie within the
    county's boundaries. Flowing from south to
    north is the Madison River in the eastern part
    of the county, and the Ruby River joins the
     Beaverhead River near Twin Bridges which then
    joins the Jefferson River and continues out of
    the county. The Ruby River Reservoir is
    located on the Ruby River near Alder Montana.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
3,500
*
5,500
3,500
*
5,100
39
*
39
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
137,000
*
199,000
37
*
36
Barley 6,900 3,500 56 Bu. 197,000 31
Oats 1,600 600 88 Bu. 53,000 12
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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Bu.
Tons
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*
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Potatoes 850 850 315 Cwt. 268,000 *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Beans 1/ * * * Cwt. * *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
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66,000
43,500
22,500
2.74
3.0
2.2
Tons
Tons
Tons
180,800
130,800
50,000
5
5
4
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 70,000
45,000
*
9
8
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 5,100 21
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)
513
1,028,781
2,005
2,295,386