BREAKING: No Butter Shortage This Christmas - The Reykjavik Grapevine

BREAKING: No Butter Shortage This Christmas

Published November 21, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Icelandic dairy producer, Mjólkursamsalan (MS Iceland Dairies), has confirmed that there will be no shortage of butter at supermarkets this upcoming holiday season, reports RÚV.

Last year, in the wake of a potentially crippling butter shortage, MS Iceland Dairies was forced to source 90 tonnes of butter from Ireland.

Einar Sigurðsson, CEO of MS Iceland Dairies, told RÚV that new measures have been put in place to ensure there will be enough butter this year and in the years to come.

These measures include improvements to feeding technology and an increase in dairy cows.

As reported, not all of the imported butter was sold in the Christmas season and ultimately, the leftover butter – around 32 tonnes of the original 90 tonnes imported – was turned to calf fodder.


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