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CWT assists with 6.6 million lbs. of cheese, butter export sales


Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 13 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Land O’Lakes and Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association to sell 5.880 million lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, and 687,842 lbs. of butter to customers in Asia, Central America, Europe and the Middle East. The product will be delivered September 2012 through March 2013.

So far in 2012, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in making export sales totaling 91.6 million lbs. of cheese, 58.1 million lbs. of butter and 123,459 lbs. of anhydrous milk fat. The product will go to 34 countries on four continents. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 2.116 billion lbs., or the same as the annual milk production of 100,700 cows.