CWT assists with 3.4 million lbs. of cheese and butter export sales; to add AMF
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 11 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Foremost Farms and Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative to sell 2.615 million lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 752,000 lbs. of butter to customers in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. The product will be delivered May through July 2012.
So far in 2012, CWT assisted member cooperatives in making cheese export sales totaling 46.0 million lbs. and butter export sales totaling 39.2 million lbs. to 26 countries on four continents. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 1.280 billion lbs., or equivalent to the annual milk production of 60,900 cows.
CWT also announced that, beginning the week of May 7, it will begin accepting requests for export assistance for anhydrous milk fat (AMF).