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US Department of Agriculture says South Dakota milk production up 13 percent in December

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SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says milk production in South Dakota during December was up 13 percent from the previous year.

The USDA's Agricultural Statistics Services says production in the state in December totaled 209 million pounds.

The average number of milk cows was 110,000 head, a 12,000 head increase from December 2014. Milk production per cow averaged 1,900 pounds.

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