Map  or  Names
Pondera County, Montana


        Pondera County was established in April 1919
    from land in north central Montana. It's western
    border is marked by the Continental Divide of
    the Rocky Mountains, and a section of the Lewis
    and Clark National Forest makes up the western
    corner of the county. Although smaller in size
    than many of the counties, Pondera County is
    big on crop production.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
95,000
7,000
59,000
88,000
6,800
58,000
42
32
27
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
3,661,000
215,000
1,545,000
6
8
14
Barley 134,000 119,000 44 Bu. 5,212,000 1
Oats 700 600 50 Bu. 30,000 27
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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34,500
29,000
5,500
2.63
2.8
1.8
Tons
Tons
Tons
90,900
81,000
9,900
22
16
44
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 24,000
15,900
600
38
39
7
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 4,600 23
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2003 20,000 1
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)
520
900,107
1,731
1,039,807