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Published April 28, 2010, 11:44 AM

Milk production up in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Milk production in South Dakota during January, February and March totaled 466 million pounds, up 1 percent from 460 million pounds in the first quarter of 2009.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Milk production in South Dakota during January, February and March totaled 466 million pounds, up 1 percent from 460 million pounds in the first quarter of 2009.

The Agriculture Department says production was down slightly from 468 million pounds in the fourth quarter of last year.

The average number of milk cows during the first quarter, at 93,000, was down 1,000 from last year but unchanged from last quarter.

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