Increased consumption of Norwegian-produced milk may lead to more German-origin beef in stores

Agriculture, cows, Hindus Religion gelatin husbandryAgriculture, cows. Photo: Norway Today Media
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The demand for milk has increased this summer in Norway. Thus, fewer cows are sent for slaughter and more meat is imported from, for example, Germany.

“Increased demand for milk means that milk producers keep the cow to produce milk. Compared with the same period last year, we now have about 20 percent less slaughter from dairy herds”, says director Ole Nikolai Skulberg in Nortura Totalmarked to Nationen.

He says that sales of meat have increased this summer because closed borders and the recommendation not to travel abroad have simply led to more people staying in Norway than usual.

Because of these reasons, there is an increase in imports of meat, and according to Skulberg, imports of whole slaughter of cattle from Germany are most common.  

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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