CWT assists with 7.8 million lbs. of dairy product export sales
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 14 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative and Michigan Milk Producers Association to sell 3.741 million lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 4.063 million lbs. of butter to customers in Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa. The product will be delivered April through October 2012.
So far in 2012, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in making cheese export sales totaling 41.6 million lbs. and butter export sales totaling 37.4 million lbs. to 25 countries on four continents. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 1.199 billion lbs., or the same as the annual milk production of 57,100 cows.