In the state of Minnesota, there are 3,470 licensed dairy herds. Minnesota is the 7th largest milk-producing state in the U.S. Minnesota dairy farms produced approximately 1,100 million gallons of milk in 2015. Minnesota farms generate approximately$1.66 billion in milk sales annually. Dairy products are the 4th largest agricultural commodity in Minnesota. In Minnesota, the average dairy cow produces about 6.6 gallons of milk per day. That’s more than 2,392 gallons of milk over the course of a typical year.