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Butter: high demand presents challenges

January 28, 2022 9:06 AM, Der AUDITOR
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FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS. Milk deliveries still range below normal levels in France and Germany. Prospects are far from encouraging as energy and feed costs continue to rise. This issue presents a problem for butter manufacturers, especially since international demand is high.

High production costs in Germany

As retailers are selling their remaining stocks, they are ordering more butter from manufacturers. Negotiations are currently underway as the Southern German Butter and Cheese Exchange in Kempten reports, but it remains unclear what way the prices for packet butter will turn. Trading has slowed for bulk butter and sales have recently declined in Germany with buyers preferring to wait as prices are high. The quotations for bulk butter remain fixed at EUR 5.75-5.95/kg in Kempten. Concerns are being voiced over the rise in production an

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