CWT assists with 2.9 million lbs. of cheese, butter, WMP export sales
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 12 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Tillamook County Creamery Association and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell 912,714 lbs. of cheddar and Gouda cheese, 1.355 million lbs. of 82% butter and 606,271 lbs. of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the South Pacific. The product will be delivered March through August 2014.
Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in selling 26.985 million lbs. of cheese, 11.774 million lbs. of butter and 1.305 million lbs. of whole milk powder to 19 countries on five continents. These sales are the equivalent of 514.3 million lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis.
Dairy replacement sales results from Jerome, Idaho, on March 5:
Springers (top 150): $1770 with top of $2410
Fresh heifers: $1,160-$1,890
Short bred: $1190-$1300
Open heifers (400-500 lbs.): $117-$122/cwt.
Next dairy sale is March 19
Sulphur Springs Dairy Action
Dairy replacement sales results from Sulphur Spring, Texas, on March 6:
Fresh cows: $1700-$2325
Holstein Springers: $1600-$1975
Breeding age heifers: $700-$900
Small heifers: $390-$670
Heifer calves: $130-$370