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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 - 2004 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
600
*
7,700
600
*
7,600
47
*
65
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
28,000
*
494,000
43
*
28
Barley 4,700 2,500 74 Bu. 186,000 34
Oats 1,100 300 73 Bu. 22,000 34
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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Bu.
Tons
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Potatoes 500 490 310 Cwt. 153,000 5
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Beans 1/ * * * Cwt. * *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
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61,000
35,000
26,000
2.75
3.2
2.2
Tons
Tons
Tons
167,600
111,500
56,100
7
9
6
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 73,000
45,000
*
8
8
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2005 * 5
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)
513
1,028,781
2,005
2,295,386