CWT assists with 1.3 million lbs. of cheese and butter export sales
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 10 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell 749,572 lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 518,086 lbs. of butter to customers in North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The product will be delivered May through July 2012.
So far in 2012, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in making export sales of 47.6 million lbs. of cheese and 41.3 million lbs. of butter to 26 countries on four continents. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 1.340 billion lbs., or the same as the annual milk production of 63,800 cows.