Protests by dairy farmers in Germany over milk prices are beginning to be felt in some of the country’s supermarkets. Farmers say the price of milk is now so low it does not even cover the cost of production. Some 300 farmers gathered outside one of the main budget chains. One said: “In my opinion Aldi Sued is trying to lower prices to a level where we can no longer work.”
Farmers have refused to deliver milk to dairies for more than a week and some supermarkets are noticing gaps on their shelves.
The cost of milk in Germany and other EU countries has dropped substantially since April when quota limits were raised to calm the market, which had previously seen prices shoot up.