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1 Dairy Processing
2 New Zealand terminology
3 See Also

Dairy Processing

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Oxford, New York, July 2001
A dairy is a building for the extraction and processing of animal milk (usually from cowss or buffalos) for human consumption. The end product of such processes are known as dairy products.

Historically, the milking and the processing took place in the same place: on a dairy farm. The development of refrigeration and road transport has meant that most farmers only milk their cows and temporarily store the milk in large refrigerated tanks, whence it is later transported by truck to central processing facilities.

Milking Sheds

Topics for discussion:

Processing Facilities


New Zealand terminology

New Zealand, a dairy, or "corner dairy", is a suburban or rural shop stocking groceries. The local dairy is often a popular destination for children after school, where they can get a cheap ice cream, milk shake or a mixture of lollies.

Dairys are usually family businesses. Indian immigrants are particularly common as dairy owners.

In New Zealand English a farm is a dairy farm, milking facilities are milking sheds or cow sheds, and processing facilities are dairy factories.

See Also

List of Dairys