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Prairie County, Montana


        Prairie County is divided in half by the
    Yellowstone River flowing from east to west
    through the county. The Powder River flows
    from the southeast to join the Yellowstone in
    the southwest corner. The landscape of Prairie
    County is mainly the rolling prairie
    characteristic of most eastern Montana
    counties. However, the northwestern section of
    the county is broken by the Big Sheep Mountains
    that occupy that area.
Crops - 2003 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
12,000
*
20,800
11,800
*
18,900
34
*
30
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
398,000
*
560,000
23
*
23
Barley 5,500 2,500 35 Bu. 88,000 40
Oats 1,800 400 40 Bu. 16,000 39
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
3,000
----
----
----
700
2,100
----
133
21
----
Bu.
Tons
----
93,000
45,000
----
9
7
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets 1,470 1,470 22.2 Tons 32,700 10
Dry Beans 1/ 1,600 1,600 2,140 Cwt. 34,300 3
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
20,500
10,000
10,500
1.66
2.2
1.1
Tons
Tons
Tons
34,000
22,000
12,000
46
42
39
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 35,000
20,500
*
31
34
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2004 3,800 27
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)
162
619,684
3,825
1,111,393