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Musselshell County, Montana


        Receiving its name from the Musselshell
    River that traverses it from east to west,
    Musselshell County is located just south of the
    geographical center of Montana. It was
    established in March 1911. The Bull Mountain
    Range comprises most of the southern
    portion of the county.
Crops - 2008 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
28,900
*
11,000
18,200
*
10,900
22.5
*
17.5
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
410,000
*
193,000
31
*
39
Barley * * * Bu. * *
Oats 800 400 40.0 Bu. 16,000 35
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
500
----
----
----
200
300
----
50.0
23.5
----
Bu.
Tons
----
10,000
7,000
----
*
*
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Peas
   Lentils
   Austrian Winter Peas
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Cwt
Cwt
Cwt
*
*
*
*
*
*
Dry Beans 1/
   Pinto Beans
* * * Cwt.
Cwt
* *
Flaxseed
Canola
Mustard Seed
Safflower

*
*
*
*  

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Bu
Lbs
Lbs
Lbs
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
32,000
26,000
6,000
1.82
1.85
1.60
Tons
Tons
Tons
58,300
48,600
9,700
32
26
41
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 48,000
28,000
*
26
23
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2009 3,400 25
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2008 100 31
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)
373
1,133,030
3,038
1,194,974