CWT assists with 6.2 million lbs. of cheese and butter export salesPrint
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 19 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), Foremost Farms USA, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Michigan Milk Producers Association, United Dairymen of Arizona and Upstate Niagara Cooperative (O-AT-KA) to sell 3.814 million lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 2.423 million lbs. of butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The product will be delivered January through June 2013.
So far in 2013, CWT-assisted sales will be going to 18 countries on five continents and are the equivalent of 252.4 million lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis. That is the annual production of 12,000 cows.