State Statisticsl 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 - 2011 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
137,500
*
31,400
134,400
*
30,900
31.6
*
21.5
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
4,250,000
*
665,000
8
*
25
Barley 21,000 15,000 29.9 Bu. 449,000 18
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
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*
*
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*
*
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Bu.
Tons
----
*
*
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*
*
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Peas
   Lentils
   Austrian Winter Peas
*
2,600
*
*
2,500
*
*
880
*
Cwt
Cwt
Cwt
*
22,000
*
*
18
*
Dry Beans 1/
   Pinto Beans

*

*

*

Cwt.

*

*
Flaxseed
Canola
Mustard Seed
Safflower

*
*
*
*  

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Bu
Lbs
Lbs
Lbs
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
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----
*
172,000
21,000
*
1.85
1.75
Tons
Tons
Tons
*
321,000
37,000
*
1
7
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, 2012 105,000
74,000
400
2
1
7
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2012 4,900 15
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2011 200 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)
898
2,446,047
2,724
2,777,106