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.

Highlights Include:

• 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

• The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – An update on proposed rules and the impact on the dairy industry. Moderator: Jim Sullivan, J.E. Sullivan Enterprises, LLC & ADPI Center of Excellence

• Regulatory Update from Washington D.C. – Rick Mann, Keller and Heckman LLP

• Impact of Proposed Rules Regulating GMPs and HACCP for Animal Feed Products – Richard Sellers, American Feed Industry Association

• Current Status of FSMA Regulations, their Implementation and What it Means for Dairy – Allen Sayler, Center for Food Safety & Regulatory Solutions & ADPI Center of Excellence

• OMG, GMOs: The Stakes for the Dairy Industry – A panel discussion on the non-GMO issue. Moderator: Chris Galen, National Milk Producers Federation. Panelists: Peter Jenzen, Land O'Lakes (Invited); Katy Pratt, Farmer, Steve Rowe, Northwest Dairy Association; Non-GMO Project Verified Group (Invited).

• Dairy Risk Management: New Rules and Regulations - A panel discussion addressing risk management and in particular the new rules and regulations from the CFTC mandated by Dodd-Frank. Moderator: Mike McCully, The McCully Group & ADPI Center of Excellence. Panelists: Ed Gallagher, Dairy Farmers of America; Tom Sandy, Rice Dairy and Sara Dorland, Daily Dairy Report.

• CEO Panel: Challenges and Opportunities in the Dairy Ingredient Sector - Top dairy industry chief executives gather to discuss what future opportunities lie ahead for the dairy processing industry. Moderator: David Thomas, ADPI. Panelists: Dalyn Dye, President and CEO, Hoogwegt, U.S.; Larry Jensen, President and CEO, Leprino Foods, John Jeter, President and CEO, Hilmar Cheese and Keith Murfield, CEO, United Dairymen of Arizona.

• Infant Nutrition Panel: Addressing Opportunities for  Dairy Ingredients in the Infant Nutrition Market – Moderator: Joe O'Donnell, PhD, ADPI Center of Excellence, Panelists: David Clark, Bovina Mountain Consulting; Jeff Goodwin, Glanbia Nutritionals and Steve Dimler, Abott Laboratories.

• Panel Discussion: Reducing Spore Counts in Dry Products – Moderator: Lee Blakely, ADPI Center of Excellence. Panelists: Bjorn Sorensen, Dairy Industry Consultants & ADPI Center of Excellence; Peter Fernholz, Ecolab, Inc. and Karen Smith, Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research.

• The Latest in Equipment & Process Technology for Dairy Ingredient Plants – Moderator: Barney Krueger, Glanbia Foods.

• Optimization of Drying Efficiency/High Solids Evaporation and Drying – Dr. Maykel Verschueren, NIZO.

• In-line Analysis Applications for WPC, Butter and Cheese Milk – Todd Nelson, ProSpect Analytical.

Complete details on the 2014 ADPI/ABI Conference are available at the official conference website,, which includes online registration, exhibitor information and room reservations. Information may also be obtained by contacting the American Dairy Products Institute at 630-530-8700 or by email at