State Statisticsl Report Map  or  Names
Fergus County, Montana


        Prior to 1925, Fergus County was known as
    the largest county in the United States. Judith
    Basin and Petroleum Counties were created
    in 1920 and 1925, respectively, from portions
    of the county. The entire northern border of
    the county is formed by a portion of the
    Missouri River. The land along the river is
    known as the Missouri Breaks. The Judith
    Mountains lie in the center of the county, while
    the Big Snowy and Little Snow Mountains lie
    along the southern boundary.
Crops - 2006 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
134,000
*
52,000
133,000
*
51,000
45.0
*
19.0
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
6,021,000
*
988,000
3
*
20
Barley 25,900 15,700 27.0 Bu. 431,000 15
Oats 2,000 1,500 37.0 Bu. 55,000 5
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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Bu.
Tons
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Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Beans 1/ * * * Cwt. * *
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
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171,000
153,000
18,000
1.40
1.40
1.60
Tons
Tons
Tons
239,300
211,000
28,300
3
2
8
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, 2007 101,900
66,100
*
3
2
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2007 5,100 20
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2006 700 22
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)
830
2,281,789
2,749
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