We’re proud to be part of the dairy industry in South Dakota, which makes significant contributions to our state’s economy.

Consider these facts:

118,000 | # of dairy cows in South Dakota
 $26,294 | Economic activity generated per cow
$2.42 billion | Total economic activity generated by the state’s dairy industry
6,230 | # of jobs attributed to our dairy industry
South Dakota is ranked 21st in national milk production and 9th in national cheese production

Dr.Taylor – South Dakota State University Economic Dept. 20128


Opportunities for Growth

South Dakota has a rich agricultural history and is primed for dairy industry growth. Up and down along the I-29 corridor lie the heart of the state’s population as well as its dairy cattle and processing facilities.

Starting a Dairy

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