- Brits facing a shortage of butter and cream this Christmas due to a lack of milk
- Arla boss Peder Tuborgh said impact would be felt across Europe later this year
- Comes after producers ‘put the brakes on’ last year following an overproduction
- Anchor butter and Cravendale milk among the products owned by Arla Foods
Brits are facing a shortage of butter and cream this Christmas due to a lack of milk being produced by farmers.
The chief executive of diary giant Arla said the shortfall could lead to a sharp price rise for dairy products.
It comes after producers ‘put the brakes on’ last year following an overproduction of milk which sent prices crashing.
Arla boss Peder Tuborgh said the impact would be felt across Europe later this year, with prices differing in other countries.
The price of butter and cream is set t skyrocket by Christmas due to a shortage, Brits have been warned
Speaking to the BBC, he added: ‘The first sign we will see of it, is that the price of butter rises very sharply.
‘At the moment, we are trying to get as much butter and cream out of our producers.’
However The National Farmers’ Union has rubbished the claims of Mr Tubourgh, describing them as ‘scaremongering’.
Anchor butter and Cravendale milk are among the products owned by Arla Foods, which is the UK’s biggest milk buyer.
Last week, it was announced that butter prices had risen by 14 per cent in June.
The chief executive of diary giant Arla said there was insufficient milk being produced by farmers