World’s largest fluid milk plant opens

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The largest dairy processing plant for fresh milk officially opened today in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. The $835 million investment built by Arla Foods cooperative is expected to supply 10% of England’s milk. Arla Foods is a farmer-owned cooperative with 3,000 members. Only 900 of those members will supply the milk allowing it to process 240,000 liters per hour (545,000 pounds) or over 2 billion pounds per year. The plant actually began processing milk in November, but was adding finishing touches until recently.  

Source: Agriland

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Mark Clark    
Florida  |  May, 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

545,000 pounds of milk from 900 farmers is 605 pounds per farmer. Doesn't sound like a very big plant to me. Check your numbers.

Lucas Sjostrom    
May, 29, 2014 at 01:01 PM

Thanks, Mark. I missed adding the per-hour portion. It's been updated.. I appreciate it!

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