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Custer County, Montana


        Custer, one of the original counties of
    Montana, lies in the southeastern corner of the
    state. The county consists mainly of rolling
    country with pronounced breaks along the
    Yellowstone and Tongue Rivers. The Yellow-
    stone River cuts through the northwestern
    corner of Custer County, while the Tongue
    River cuts the southwestern corner to join
    the Yellowstone near Miles City. The Powder
    River runs the length of the eastern half of     the county.
Crops - 2004 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
13,500
*
15,300
8,400
*
11,600
17
*
19
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
141,000
*
216,000
32
*
36
Barley 7,000 1,700 56 Bu. 95,000 40
Oats 2,800 1,100 29 Bu. 32,000 27
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
7,700
----
----
----
1,100
6,300
----
123
21
----
Bu.
Tons
----
135,000
130,000
----
6
2
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets 1,060 810 18.3 Tons 14,800 10
Dry Beans 1/ 700 700 2,140 Cwt. 15,000 8
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
36,000
14,000
22,000
2.35
4.0
1.3
Tons
Tons
Tons
84,500
56,500
28,000
24
24
23
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, 2005 74,000
39,000
*
7
11
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2005 5,600 18
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2004 * *
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)
425
1,904,133
4,480
2,421,201