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South Dakota’s Top Agricultural Products


Valentine, Nebraska

November 14, 2022





What’s Growing in South Dakota?


Cattle and Calves – $2.63 billion: A steer typically weighs about 1,000 pounds and yields about 450 pounds of edible meat.


Corn – $2.37 billion: Field corn is different from the corn we eat. Hard and dry, it’s used to feed livestock and make ethanol.


Soybeans – $1.84 billion: Soybeans are an important ingredient in crayons. In fact, just 1 acre of soybeans can make 82,368 crayons.


Wheat – $549 million: A bushel of wheat yields 42 one-and-a-half pound loaves of white bread or 90 one-pound loaves of whole-wheat bread.


Hogs – $452 million: Pork is the most widely eaten meat. It represents about 42 percent of all the meat eaten in the world.


Dairy Products – $435 million: A dairy cow produces about 6.3 gallons of milk each day and 350,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.


Sunflower – $216 million: Light in taste and noted for its health benefits, sunflower oil supplies more vitamin E than any other vegetable oil.


Hay – $170 million: Sheep and goats refuse to eat trampled hay, but cows and horses will gobble it up.


Turkeys – $147 million: About 675 million pounds of turkey are consumed during Thanksgiving every year in the United States.


Chicken Eggs – $73.6 million: U.S. poultry farms provide about 10 percent of the world’s egg supply, or 75 billion eggs each year.



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