State Statisticsl Report Map  or  Names
Pondera County, Montana


        Pondera County was established in April 1919
    from land in north central Montana. It's western
    border is marked by the Continental Divide of
    the Rocky Mountains, and a section of the Lewis
    and Clark National Forest makes up the western
    corner of the county. Although smaller in size
    than many of the counties, Pondera County is
    big on crop production.
Crops - 2009 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
107,600
12,000
61,300
103,600
11,300
61,100
46.0
64.5
43.5
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
4,779,000
727,000
2,652,000
6
4
10
Barley 96,000 93,000 67.0 Bu. 6,220,000 1
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
----
----
----
*
*
----
*
*
----
Bu.
Tons
----
*
*
----
*
*
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

*
2,400
*
*  

*
2,400
*
*
*
1,890
*
*
Bu
Lbs
Lbs
Lbs
*
4,526,000
*
*
*
1
*
*
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
*
29,000
13,000
*
2.75
1.85
Tons
Tons
Tons
*
80,000
24,000
*
19
18
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, 2010 31,000
18,500
800
37
36
5
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2010 7,000 8
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2009 24,000 1
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)
542
944,486
1,743
1,039,855