Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 11 requests for export assistance to sell 669,764 lbs. of cheddar and Gouda cheese and 1.199 million lbs. of butter (82% butterfat). Bids were accepted from CWT-member co-ops Dairy Farmers of America, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Association, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), Upstate-Niagara/O-AT-KA and Tillamook County Creamery Association.
Products will be delivered to customers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, June through November 2014.
Year-to-date, CWT has assisted in selling 57.073 million lbs. of cheese, 47.924 million lbs. of butter and 12.022 million lbs. of whole milk powder to 40 countries on six continents. These sales are the equivalent of 1.693 billion lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis.