CWT assists with 3.9 million lbs. of butter and cheese export sales
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 10 requests for export assistance from Darigold, Michigan Milk Producers Association and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell 1.358 million lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, 2.519 million lbs. of butter and 44,092 lbs. of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and South America. The product will be delivered January through July 2013.
These are the first CWT-assisted sales of the New Year and will be sent to seven countries on three continents. When combined with the 2012 CWT-assisted export sales that will ship in 2013, the milk equivalent is 773.3 million lbs., or equivalent to the annual production of 36,800 cows.