CWT assists with 5 million lbs. of cheese, butter export sales
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 21 requests for export assistance from Bongards Creameries, Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’Lakes, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 4.149 million lbs. of cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese, and 848,780 lbs. of 82% butter to customers in Asia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The product will be delivered in February through April 2014.
Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in selling 20.538 million lbs. of cheese, 6.244 million lbs. of butter and 698,865 lbs. of whole milk powder to 18 countries on four continents. These sales are the equivalent of 330.3 million lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis.
Camp joins CDI executive team
California Dairies, Inc. (CDI), the second largest dairy processing cooperative in the nation, announced that David Camp has joined its executive team as senior vice president and CFO. Camp, a certified public accountant, will be responsible for the financial, accounting, treasury, information technology and risk management functions within CDI. Based at CDI’s corporate headquarters in Visalia, Calif., he will report to CEO, Andrei Mikhalevsky.
Camp joins CDI with nearly 25 years of leadership experience as CFO and controller with expertise in the areas of audits, risk management and financial reporting. He was most recently with Roll Global, LLC, a globally integrated private farming and consumer packaged goods enterprise, where he was the vice president and group controller. His previous experience includes CFO at Technicolor Creative Services, head of internal audit at Novartis, director of internal audit at Kellogg Company, and audit manager at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Camp is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and in finance.
ADPI/ABI set 2014 conference
The American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) and American Butter Institute's (ABI) 2014 Annual Conference will be held on April 27-29, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Ill.
• Dairy Market Outlook for 2014 and Beyond – A panel discussion focusing on the industry's current market conditions and outlook. Panelists: Mary Ledman, Keough Ledman Associates, Inc.; Tim Hunt, Global Strategist Dairy, Rabobank International and Jon Davis, EarthRisk Technologies