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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 - 2005 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
111,000
8,000
60,000
110,000
7,700
58,500
53.0
42.0
38.0
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
5,789,000
323,000
2,246,000
6
7
15
Barley 103,000 100,000 58.0 Bu. 5,806,000 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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29,000
24,000
5,000
2.27
2.40
1.60
Tons
Tons
Tons
65,700
57,500
8,200
36
24
50
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, 2006 28,000
18,000
900
35
37
5
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2006 4,800 22
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2005 22,500 1
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
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