Fonterra’s Clandeboye site collects milk from farmer shareholders’ farms from North Canterbury to Otago and turns it into cheese, unsalted butter, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, anhydrous milk fat and milk powders.

One of Fonterra’s largest sites, Clandeboye processes up to 13.2 million litres of milk per day. This equates to more than 40 per cent of all milk collected by Fonterra in the South Island, making the site home to New Zealand’s largest liquid load carrying fleet of trucks.

In the 2011-2012 season Fonterra Clandeboye produced a record amount of product for the site – more than 417,000 metric tonnes – which it shipped to customers in more than 50 countries around the world.

Fonterra Clandeboye plays a key role in our quality testing, operating an NZS/OSP/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory testing facility for the whole South Island.

Community and Sustainability

Waste water from each part of the Clandeboye site is tested daily and treated waste water is used for irrigation.

The site’s Regional Fonterra Grassroots Fund Committee supports community groups including the Rakaia Salmon Hatchery. The site also provides a car for district nurses in Darfield, contributes to the Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life, organises rubbish collection and organises sand dune planting at Caroline Bay in Timaru.

Quick facts:

  • Processes up to 13.2 million litres of milk per day
  • In 2012, produced a record 417,000 metric tonnes of product
  • Largest producer of unsalted butter in the world, capable of producing 260 tonnes daily
  • Laid end to end the total number of butter cartons produced at Clandeboye each year would stretch further than the length of New Zealand