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 - 2011 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
102,300
9,800
89,400
101,300
9,700
87,800
48.0
46.8
42.0
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
4,860,000
454,000
3,690,000
5
5
8
Barley 75,000 74,000 54.7 Bu. 4,050,000 2
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
----
----
----
*
*
----
*
*
----
Bu.
Tons
----
*
*
----
*
*
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Peas
   Lentils
   Austrian Winter Peas
*
4,100
*
*
4,100
*
*
950
*
Cwt
Cwt
Cwt
*
39,000
*
*
12
*
Dry Beans 1/
   Pinto Beans

*

*

*

Cwt.

*

*
Flaxseed
Canola
Mustard Seed
Safflower

*
4,700
*
*  

*
4,600
*
*
*
1,930
*
*
Bu
Lbs
Lbs
Lbs
*
8,855,000
*
*
*
3
*
*
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
*
35,000
6,000
*
2.50
1.50
Tons
Tons
Tons
*
88,000
9,000
*
20
48
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 30,500
18,400
800
37
36
5
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2012 5,100 12
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2011 25,500 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