Swiss ask for butter imports

The Swiss dairy organisation BO Milch has submitted an application to the Federal Office for Agriculture to import 1,000 tons of butter. The application comes, after the commission responsible for this topic made an assessment of the butter market based on the current data. Based on the existing parameters, it points to a lack of 2,700 tons of butter for 2022 in Switzerland.

Although the butter deficit is expected to occur in the second half of the year, BO Milch is requesting a 1,000 ton increase in import quantities starting from February. With a regular flow of import butter in the Swiss market, it can thus be guaranteed that the traditional Swiss brands Floralp and Die Butter can be made with Swiss milk only year round, the organisation notes.

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