CWT Assist with 2.4 million lbs. of cheese, butter and WMP export sales
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 10 requests for export assistance from Bongards, Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, and Michigan Milk Producers Association to sell 1.285 million lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, 1.058 million lbs. of butter, and 85,890 lbs. of whole milk powder (WMP) to customers in Asia and the Middle East. The product will be delivered December 2012 through February 2013.
So far in 2012, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in making export sales of 113.6 million lbs. of cheese, 70.5 million lbs. of butter, 127,868 lbs. of anhydrous milk fat and 171,961 lbs. of WMP to 36 countries on four continents. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 2.590 billion lbs. or the same as 75% of the increase in U.S. milk production through October 2012.