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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 - 2007 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
15,000
*
18,000
15,000
*
17,800
28.0
*
26.0
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
424,000
*
468,000
29
*
30
Barley 4,500 2,900 33.0 Bu. 95,000 37
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
3,300
----
----
----
1,600
1,500
----
161.0
24.0
----
Bu.
Tons
----
258,000
36,000
----
8
8
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets 1,780 1,780 23.6 Tons 42,000 9
Dry Beans 1/ 1,200 1,200 2,750 Cwt. 33,000 3
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
24,000
14,000
10,000
1.51
1.80
1.10
Tons
Tons
Tons
36,300
25,500
10,800
46
47
45
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 32,000
20,500
*
35
35
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2008 2,500 30
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)
162
619,684
3,825
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