State Statisticsl Report Map  or  Names
Petroleum County, Montana


        Petroleum County occupies land in central
    Montana. The surface of the land is generally
    rolling with valleys and benches. The extreme
    north/northeastern border of the county is
    defined by portions of the Missouri River and
    Ft. Peck Lake. The Musselshell River defines
    the remainder of the eastern border. The
    county is traversed by Flat Willow Creek from
    the south, and Box Elder creek from the north.
    They eventually join and empty into the
    Musselshell River on the eastern border of the
    county. The Sacagawea River crosses the
    northern leg of the county and flows into Ft.
    Peck Lake.
Crops - 2012 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
27,900
*
10,600
25,400
*
9,700
23.3
*
13.0
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
592,000
*
126,000
24
*
40
Barley * * * Bu. * *
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
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Cwt
Cwt
Cwt
*
*
*
*
*
*
Dry Beans 1/
   Pinto Beans
* * * Cwt.
Cwt
* *
Flaxseed
Canola
Mustard Seed
Safflower

*
*
*
*  

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Bu
Lbs
Lbs
Lbs
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
20,000
14,000
6,000
1.65
1.80
1.35
Tons
Tons
Tons
33,000
25,000
8,000
47
43
47
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 28,500
17,000
*
38
38
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2013 3,100 23
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)
103
640,707
6,220
1,058,496