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Golden Valley County, Montana


        Golden Valley County occupies land in
    central Montana. Except for the extreme
    northwestern corner that is taken by a section of
    the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the Big
    Snowy Mountains, the land is characterized by
    rolling prairie. The Musselshell River runs
    the entire width of the county in the south.
    Ryegate is the county seat.
Crops - 2012 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
27,100
*
5,700
24,500
*
3,300
21.8
*
25.8
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
535,000
*
85,000
25
*
43
Barley 9,000 8,500 20.0 Bu. 170,000 32
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
----
----
----
*
1,600
----
*
11.5
----
Bu.
Tons
----
*
18,700
----
*
13
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
----
----
----
25,000
20,000
5,000
1.60
1.65
1.40
Tons
Tons
Tons
40,000
33,000
7,000
41
34
51
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, 2013 20,000
*
*
47
*
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2013 19,000 2
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2012 * *
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)
153
671,764
4,391
752,194