CWT assists with 2.9 million lbs. of butter and cheese exports
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 16 requests for export assistance from Bongards Creameries, Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Foremost Farms, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Upstate Niagara Cooperative and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell 1.817 million lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 1.074 million lbs. of butter to customers in Asia, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. The product will be delivered April through September 2012.
So far in 2012, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in making cheese export sales totaling 43.4 million lbs. and butter export sales totaling 38.5 million lbs. to 25 countries on four continents. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 1.239 billion lbs., or the annual milk production of about 59,000 cows.