CWT assists with 7.8 million lbs. of cheese, butter, WMP

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 13 requests for export assistance to sell 5.735 million lbs. of cheddar cheese, 1.984 million lbs. of butter (82% milkfat) and 46,297 lbs. of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Bids were accepted from CWT-member co-ops Dairy Farmers of America, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Tillamook County Creamery Association and Upstate-Niagara/O-AT-KA. The product will be delivered October 2014 through April 2015.

Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in selling 92.632 million lbs. of cheese, 53.421 million lbs. of butter and 37.893 million lbs. of whole milk powder to 43 countries on six continents. These sales are the equivalent of 2.334 billion lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis. Figures are adjusted for cancellations that occurred during the month.

Weekly average California NFDM price

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7-day sales (lb.)

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Source: CDFA



Fonterra plans long-term expansion

Fonterra said it plans to build two new milk powder driers within the next 5-10 years, according to the New Zealand Herald. The driers, at its Studholme site in South Canterbury, would add about 9 million litres of additional capacity to help keep pace with rising milk volumes.


Mammoth Cave Dairy Auction

Dairy replacement sales results from Smiths Grove, Ky., on Oct. 28:

(Holsteins, price per head, unless otherwise noted)


Springers: 2-3 years old, 5-8 months bred

Supreme: 1875-2750

Approved: 1550-1750

Medium: 1200-1500

Common: 1025-1150


Fresh Milking Cows: 2-4 years old

Supreme: 1950-2575

Approved: 1640-1750

Medium: 1325-1425


Short Bred: 2-3 years old, 1-4 months bred

Common: 750-1000


Open Heifers: (Supreme & Approved)

200-300 lbs. 385-600

300-400 lbs. 535-635

400-500 lbs. 610-1025

500-600 lbs. 910-1150

600-700 lbs. 1985-1300


Holstein Heifers Calves: Small 140-210; Medium-Large 230-350.