Cooperatives Working Together announced that it accepted eight bids for export assistance last week for the sale of cheese, anhydrous milkfat and butter.  Bid details are as follows:

  • Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas City, Mo., for the export of 83,600 pounds (38 metric tons) of anhydrous milkfat to Peru.

The other seven bids were from Land O’Lakes, Arden Hills, Minn. Bid details include:

  • 499,400 pounds (227 metric tons) of butter to Morocco.
  • 359 pounds (0.163 metric tons) of retail-packaged butter to Jamaica.
  • 3,540 pounds (1.6 tons) of retail-packaged cheese to Bermuda.
  • 2,994 pounds (1.36 tons) of retail-packaged cheese to Haiti.
  • 2,598 pounds (1.18 tons) of retail-packaged cheese to Jamaica.
  • 2,314 pounds (1.05 tons) of retail-packaged cheese to Panama.
  • 1,877 pounds (0.85 tons) of retail-packaged cheese to Trinidad and Tobago.

CWT will pay an export bonus to the bidders, once completion of the cheese, butter and anhydrous milkfat shipments is verified. The cheese shipments to Haiti and Jamaica are the first to those countries for CWT-facilitated exports.

Through CWT’s Export Assistance program, transactions occur as overseas buyers are found for the products, and as CWT’s members bid to be compensated for selling cheese, butter, anhydrous milk fat and whole milk powder to those importers.

Cooperatives Working Together is being funded by dairy cooperatives and individual dairy farmers, who are contributing 10 cents per hundredweight assessment on their milk production through December 2007. For more on CWT’s activities, visit

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