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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 - 2004 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
98,000
4,400
71,000
82,000
4,300
70,000
39
31
34
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
3,202,000
134,000
2,403,000
6
8
15
Barley 118,000 117,000 66 Bu. 7,729,000 2
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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Bu.
Tons
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*
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Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Beans 1/ * * * Cwt. * *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
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33,500
26,000
7,500
2.31
2.7
1.1
Tons
Tons
Tons
77,400
69,000
8,400
26
20
47
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 23,300
16,600
700
38
38
6
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2005 5,000 22
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2004 18,000 2
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