Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 13 requests for export assistance from Land O’Lakes, Maryland Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Michigan Milk Producers Association and Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) to sell 2.028 million lbs. of cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese and 2.457 million lbs. of butter to customers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The product will be delivered in January through June 2014.
Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in selling 2.736 million lbs. of cheese and 2.989 million lbs. of butter to seven countries on three continents. These sales are the equivalent of 97.6 million lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis.