Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 47 requests for export assistance to sell 7.037 million lbs. of cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheeses, 13.928 million lbs. of 82% butter and 485,017 lbs. of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the South Pacific.

Bids were accepted from Dairy Farmers of America, Foremost Farms USA, Land O’Lakes, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), Tillamook County Creamery Association, United Dairymen of Arizona and Upstate Niagara Cooperative (O-AT-KA).

The product will be delivered April through September 2014.

Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in selling 36.337 million lbs. of cheese, 29.423 million lbs. of butter and 3.366 million lbs. of whole milk powder to 27 countries on five continents. These sales are the equivalent of 997.8 million lbs, of milk on a milkfat basis.