Subsidised butter and cream for manufacturing use is proving more popular than ever this year across the EU. In the first three months of this year overall subsidy claims across the EU have been approved for over 120,000 tonnes of butter, 6% higher than in the same period last year. UK users of this subsidised butter are well to the fore in taking advantage of the low prices and, from January to March, subsidies were approved for nearly 13,000 tonnes of butter to be supplied by UK operators. {{M/E CANNED GOODS }}