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Dawson County, Montana


        Dawson County occupies land in east central
    Montana. The Yellowstone River flows through
    the southern half of the county. The land
    immediately adjacent to the river and its
    tributaries is hilly and broken, while a
    portion of the Big Sheep Mountain range is
    situated in the northwestern section.
Crops - 2008 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
35,200
*
136,000
32,400
*
132,000
29.0
*
18.5
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
935,000
*
2,413,000
18
*
8
Barley 18,200 12,700 35.0 Bu. 440,000 20
Oats 2,100 800 34.0 Bu. 27,000 23
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
5,100
----
----
----
3,500
1,600
----
130.0
20.5
----
Bu.
Tons
----
454,000
33,000
----
*
*
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Peas
   Lentils
   Austrian Winter Peas
1,300
2,400
*
1,300
2,400
*
1,920
420
*
Cwt
Cwt
Cwt
25,000
10,100
*
3
7
*
Dry Beans 1/
   Pinto Beans
1,300 1,300 1,920 Cwt.
Cwt
25,000 3
Flaxseed
Canola
Mustard Seed
Safflower

*
*
*
3,700  

*
*
*
3,400
*
*
*
690
Bu
Lbs
Lbs
Lbs
*
*
*
2,346,000
*
*
*
3
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
48,000
28,000
20,000
1.27
1.40
1.10
Tons
Tons
Tons
60,900
39,000
21,900
30
32
17
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, 2009 51,000
31,000
100
21
21
20
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2009 4,600 19
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2008 300 24
2/ That have calved. * Insufficient data for publication
Census of Agriculture - 2007 -
Number of Farms
Land in Farms (Acres)
Average Farm Size (Acres)
Total Land Area (Acres)
535
1,378,564
2,577
1,518,815