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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 - 2012 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
87,300
11,200
86,200
73,700
11,100
84,900
43.0
32.7
41.1
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
3,170,000
363,000
3,490,000
9
5
13
Barley 96,000 95,000 52.4 Bu. 4,980,000 2
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
----
----
----
*
*
----
*
*
----
Bu.
Tons
----
*
*
----
*
*
Potatoes * * * Cwt. * *
Sugar Beets * * * Tons * *
Dry Peas
   Lentils
   Austrian Winter Peas
*
3,900
*
*
3,700
*
*
650
*
Cwt
Cwt
Cwt
*
24,000
*
*
13
*
Dry Beans 1/
   Pinto Beans
* * * Cwt.
Cwt
* *
Flaxseed
Canola
Mustard Seed
Safflower

*
5,100
*
*  

*
5,100
*
*
*
1,720
*
*
Bu
Lbs
Lbs
Lbs
*
8,790,000
*
*
*
2
*
*
All Hay
    Alfalfa
    All Other
----
----
----
38,000
29,000
9,000
1.89
2.00
1.55
Tons
Tons
Tons
72,000
58,000
14,000
23
21
32
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 31,500
19,000
700
37
36
5
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2013 4,800 15
Hogs & Pigs December 1, 2012 25,000 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