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European country surveys: Switzerland


, : European country surveys: Switzerland. Milk Industry London 95(7): 25

Milk production in Switzerland is relatively stable, at approx. 3 million t/yr. Liquid milk consumption is decreasing by approx. 1%/yr, while cheese consumption is increasing by 4-5%/yr. A national marketing organization, Schweizerische Kaseunion, purchases and markets almost all the hard pressed cheese manufactured by the >1000 cheese producers. The Swiss dairy industry is dominated by cooperatives organized on a regional basis.

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