18 Jul 2012

Darfield milk powder plant in final trials

6:34 am on 18 July 2012

Fonterra's new milk powder plant in Canterbury is into its final weeks of trials before it takes its first milk.

The plant at Darfield is due to start operating next month, with 60 personnel, processing more than 2 million litres of milk per day.

Fifty more positions will be added next year, when the site's second drier comes on line.

When both driers are operating fully, the Darfield plant will have triple the capacity, processing up to 6.6 million litres of milk per day.