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Indiana Livestock

Indiana Dairy Facts

  • Dairy cattle in Indiana consume 110 thousand tons annually.
  • Dairy cattle consume 9.3% of all soybean meal fed to livestock in Indiana.
  • Indiana ranks 14th in dairy cattle.
  • In 2010, Indiana’s 169,000 dairy cows produced 3.4 billion pounds of milk. 
  • Indiana is home to more than 1,600 dairy farms with an average of 102 cows, and all 7 major breeds of dairy cows are represented.
  • Indiana ranks 2nd in the nation in low-fat and regular ice cream production.  In 2009, the dairy industry contributed $450 million to the Hoosier economy.

Source: Informa Economics -2011 data

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