Story: Dairying and dairy products

Chew Chong

Chew Chong

Before becoming involved in the dairy industry, entrepreneur Chew Chong ran this general store in New Plymouth. Local dairy farmers often bartered butter for store goods, but because of poor processing, much of it spoiled when exported. To improve butter processing, Chew Chong opened one of New Zealand’s first dairy factories, in Taranaki in 1887.

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Hugh Stringleman and Frank Scrimgeour, 'Dairying and dairy products - Expansion of dairying', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2024)

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