Story: Agricultural processing industries

Taranaki dairy factory, around 1902

Taranaki dairy factory, around 1902

By 1902 there were about 250 dairy factories in New Zealand, one of which was this one in Stratford. As can be seen here, dairy factories were a meeting place for farmers as they dropped off their milk and cream.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Dairy processing in the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010