Fats limits ‘will affect cows’ diet’

DAIRY farmers are likely to come under increasing pressure to remove palm oil from cows’ diets following recent retail moves to cut the level of saturated fats in milk, a Newmarket-based supplier of energy supplements to farmers has warned.

Ufac UK sales manager Mark Townsend said retailer Marks & Spencer has made it known that it will be selling milk with 6% less saturated fat and Denmark announced tax penalties on foods with high levels of saturated fat.

In response, Ufac has developed products which are palm-oil free.

“Retailers will want reduced saturated fats in many food products, including butter, cheese and meat,” he said.

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