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South Dakota Looking to Add More Dairy Cows

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SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota is on the lookout for dairy cows. Gov. Dennis Daugaard and state agriculture officials are traveling to the World Ag Expo in California this week with the goal of doubling the state’s current herd of about 92,000 dairy cows.

State Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says there’s a lot of opportunity to grow the business in South Dakota.

Bel Brands USA is building a $100 million cheese plant in Brookings that, beginning in 2014, will produce the company’s wax-wrapped Mini Babybel line of semi-soft snack cheeses.

South Dakota Dairy Producers president Marv Post says that plant alone could use some 30,000 dairy cows when at full capacity.

Post says Lake Norden Cheese Company and would also like to expand.

The World Ag Expo runs Tuesday through Thursday.

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