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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 - 2004 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
7,400
*
19,300
4,600
*
15,000
24
*
27
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
109,000
*
400,000
34
*
29
Barley 8,500 4,600 38 Bu. 173,000 35
Oats 1,900 300 63 Bu. 19,000 38
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
----
----
----
*
2,000
----
*
21
----
Bu.
Tons
----
*
41,000
----
*
7
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets 2,130 2,130 18.8 Tons 40,000 8
Dry Beans 1/ 1,400 1,400 2,570 Cwt. 36,000 3
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
17,300
5,000
12,300
1.62
3.3
0.9
Tons
Tons
Tons
28,100
16,600
11,500
47
44
46
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 36,000
21,000
*
30
33
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2005 3,800 26
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)
162
619,684
3,825
1,111,393