CWT assists with 5.5 million lbs. of butter and cheese export sales

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 20 requests for export assistance from Bongards Creameries, Darigold, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, Michigan Milk Producers Association, United Dairymen of Arizona and Upstate Niagara/O-AT-KA to sell 1.864 million lbs. of cheddar, gouda and Swiss cheese and 3.657 million lbs. of butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Central and South America. The product will be delivered January through June 2013.

Sp far in 2013, CWT-assisted sales will be going to 14 countries on four continents and are the equivalent of 164.4 million lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis. That is the annual production of 7,800 cows.