CWT assists with 2.9 million lbs. of cheese and butter export sales
CWT assists with 2.9 million lbs. of cheese and butter export sales - - Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 18 requests for export assistance from Bongards Creameries, Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, United Dairymen of Arizona and Upstate Niagara/O-AT-KA to sell 2.344 million lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 524,700 lbs. of butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. The product will be delivered February through July 2013. So far in 2013, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in selling 21.656 million lbs. of cheese, 10.285 million lbs. of butter and 88,185 lbs. of whole milk powder to 24 countries on six continents. These sales are the equivalent of 424 million lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis, or the milk equivalent of annual production of 20,100 cows.