CWT assists with 3.7 million lbs. of cheese and butter export sales

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 11 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell 3.337 million lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, and 385,809 lbs. of butter, to customers in Asia and the Middle East. The product will be delivered September 2012 through February 2013.

So far in 2012, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in making export sales of 82.4 million lbs. of cheese. 57.1 million lbs. of butter and 123,459 lbs. anhydrous milk fat to 34 countries on four continents. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 2.008 billion lbs., equivalent to the annual milk production of 95,600 cows.