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CWT Assists with Cheese/Butter Export Sales

CWT assists with 3 million lbs. of cheese and butter export sales – - Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 24 requests for export assistance from Bongards Creameries, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell 2.068 million lbs. of cheddar, gouda and Monterey Jack cheese, and 947,988 lbs. of butter, to customers in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The product will be delivered December 2012 through May 2013. So far in 2012, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in making export sales totaling 115.7 million lbs. of cheese, 71.5 million lbs. of butter, 127,868 lbs. of anhydrous milkfat and 171,961 lbs. of whole milk powder. The product is going to 36 countries on four continents. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 2.630 billion lbs., or the same as 76.6% of the increase in U.S. milk production through October 2012.