Such a scenario is due to the lack of forage caused by the drought that plagues the European country.
The National Federation of Agricultural Unions of France (FNSEA for its acronym in French) warned of a possible shortage of milk in the coming months due to the drought that is hitting the European country, reports Le Figaro.
The animals “that are usually in the meadows at this time of year have nothing to eat,” said the president of the FNSEA’s economic commission, Yannick Fialip. “To make milk, you need fodder, mainly alfalfa and corn, which haven’t grown much this year. So we run the risk of running out of milk this fall and winter,” he warned.
Faced with this situation, consumers fear a rise in milk prices while farmers demand a “review” to “guarantee the sustainability of production,” said Fialip, noting that in France the price of the product is 20% lower than that paid to other European producers, especially in Germany and the Netherlands.
For this reason, he urged to activate the so-called “calamity fund”, which allows farmers to buy fodder subsidized by 50% by the Government.