Milk farmers have held demonstrations in several federal states across Germany, as their protest over prices gathers pace.
It comes ahead of today’s “milk summit” to which German Agriculture Minister Horst Seehofer has invited representatives of the entire industry.
Milk supplies ran short at the start of June after producers staged a ten day delivery strike, demanding a rise in prices and a lifting of quota restrictions.
Germany’s second biggest retailer Lidl eventually upped its milk price by ten cents a litre.
The price of milk in Germany and other EU countries has plummeted since April when production limits were raised to calm the volatile market.
The farmers say that if no agreement is reached at today’s meeting in Berlin, they will hold another stoppage.