CWT Assists with cheese-butter sales
CWT assists with 2.4 million lbs. of cheese and butter export sales - - Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 13 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Foremost Farms, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell 866,417 lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 1.570 million lbs. of butter to customers in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. The product will be delivered May through July 2012. So far in 2012, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in making export sales totaling 46.9 million lbs. of cheese and 40.8 million lbs. of butter to 26 countries on four continents. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 1.322 billion pounds, or the same as the annual milk production of 62,950 cows.