Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bothwell Co-Op Dairy (New Bothwell, RM of Hanover)

In 1896, there were 52 cheese factories in Manitoba. Of these, only two bonafide cheese factories remain, one of them being Bothwell Co-Op Dairy. Most plants were forced to close their doors because of milk shortages, and with regulations prohibiting raw milk cheese being marketed, and requiring the installation of costly pasteurization equipment. The New Bothwell plant was founded in 1936, in the Rural Municipality of Hanover, by local people and the structure was built by volunteers. In 1967, an addition was built, incorporating the old facilities. Major expansions were done in 1978 and 1986, installing all modern equipment.

Bothwell Dairy monument

Bothwell Dairy monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.59060, W96.88940
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bothwell School No. 1961 (New Bothwell, RM of Hanover)


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 October 2019

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