State Statistical 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 - 2007 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
139,000
*
*
129,600
*
*
43
*
*
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
5,514,000
*
*
3
*
*
Barley 40,000 31,500 33 Bu. 1,049,000 11
Oats 1,300 1,000 49 Bu. 49,000 14
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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166,000
134,000
32,000
1.73
1.8
1.5
Tons
Tons
Tons
287,600
240,000
47,600
1
1
4
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, 2008 111,100
70,100
*
3
2
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2008 5,500 19
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2007 * *
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
2,777,068