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  • Dairy cattle in Indiana consume 14 million bushels of corn annually.
  • Dairy cattle consume 2.3% of all corn produced in Indiana.
  • Dairy products are Indiana’s fourth most valuable agriculture commodity.
  • Indiana’s 174,000 dairy cows produce 3.8 billion pounds of milk a year.
  • Indiana is home to more than 1,200 dairy farms with an average of 145 cows per farm.
  • Indiana ranks second in the nation in low-fat and regular ice cream production.
  • Hoosier milk production adds over $743 million of value to the state’s economy.
  • Indiana ranks 14th in milk production

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 Source: ProExporter and Indiana Milk Promotions Services 2012 data