Story: Dairying and dairy products

Milk train

Milk train

Fonterra Co-operative Group is the world’s largest exporter of dairy products, which go to 140 countries. The factory at Whareroa, near Hāwera in Taranaki, processes 13 billion litres of milk each year. A large part of that comes in on four milk trains each day.

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Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, 'Dairying and dairy products - Pattern of milk production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, published 24 Nov 2008