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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 - 2005 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
16,200
*
17,900
16,100
*
17,600
38.0
*
29.0
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
619,000
*
506,000
22
*
29
Barley 7,400 1,400 55.0 Bu. 77,000 40
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
----
----
----
*
1,800
----
*
22.0
----
Bu.
Tons
----
*
40,000
----
*
8
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets 1,770 1,530 15.2 Tons 23,300 *
Dry Beans 1/ 1,400 900 2,510 Cwt. 22,600 *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
35,500
18,000
17,500
1.63
1.90
1.40
Tons
Tons
Tons
57,700
34,000
23,700
41
38
32
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 34,500
20,600
*
31
33
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2006 3,500 25
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2005 * *
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
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