In the 21st century farmer cooperatives continued to own the vast majority of dairy factories. In 2001 almost all of New Zealand’s cooperative dairy companies joined to form one huge cooperative – Fonterra. It had factories in many parts of New Zealand in the early 2000s – including this one at Whareroa, near Hāwera, which was the largest dairy-production site in the world.
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