We won’t make enough butter next year, so the Federal Agriculture Office is allowing 3,000 tonnes to be imported next month.
Domestic milk production is down – and pressure from cheese makers is up. That doesn’t leave a lot left for other uses.
This year more than 6,000 tonnes had to be imported.
Some commentators suggest it’s down to increasing number of vegetarians, who want to have cheese as a major part of their diet.