South Dakota State Drink


Glass of milk

Glass of milk; photo by Sprogz on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).


Milk was designated the official state drink of South Dakota in 1986. Seventeen other states recognize milk as a state symbol.

Milk has been called a nearly perfect food - a source of protein, calcium, and several other important nutrients. Less than half of milk produced is consumed as a beverage (excess is used for butter, cheese, ice cream, milk powder and other processed products).

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Milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt; public domain photo from USDA Kids Corner: Facts about Dairy Products.

Milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt

Strawberry and milk; photo by Stefan Lins on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Strawberry and milk

Holstein calf photo by Ian Hayhurst on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution | share alike).

Holstein dairy cow calf


Dancing Cows?