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Silver Bow County, Montana


        Created in February 1881 and found in
    southwestern Montana, Silver Bow County is the
    smallest of all Montana counties. Yet, the size
    of its land area belies all the county has to offer.
    The terrain is largely mountainous and
    picturesque sections of the Deer Lodge National
    Forest occupy land in the northern, southwestern,
    and southeastern portions of the county. A
    section of the Continental Divide traverses the
    entire width of the county. Half of the southern
    boundary is designated by the Big Hole River.
    Silver Bow is also home to the city of Butte,
    famous for its mining and rich history.
Crops - 2012 Acres
Planted
Acres
Harvested
Yield Unit Production Rank
Winter Wheat
Durum Wheat
Other Spring Wheat
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Bu.
Bu.
Bu.
*
*
*
*
*
*
Barley * * * Bu. * *
Oats * * * Bu. * *
Corn
    For Grain
    For Silage
*
----
----
----
*
*
----
*
*
----
Bu.
Tons
----
*
*
----
*
*
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
----
----
----
4,000
2,000
2,000
2.75
3.50
2.00
Tons
Tons
Tons
11,000
7,000
4,000
55
55
55
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 5,000
4,200
*
54
54
*
All Sheep & Lambs January 1, 2013 400 50
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)
175
101,081
578
459,639