Cooperatives Working Together (CMT) last week accepted six export assistance bids for the sale of cheese and butter. Two of the bids are from Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas City, Mo., and four bids are from Land O’Lakes of Arden Hills, Minn. The bids are as follows:

  • Dairy Farmers of America for the export of 111 metric tons (244,200 pounds) of cheddar cheese to Japan.
  • Dairy Farmers of America for the export of 2 metric tons (4,400 pounds) of Mozzarella cheese to Japan.
  • Land O’Lakes for mixed consumer-packaged cheeses and butter to three destinations: 1.8 metric tons (3,960 pounds) of cheese and .8 metric tons (1,760 pounds) of butter to South Korea; 9.2 metric tons (20,240 pounds) of cheese and .5 metric tons (1,100 pounds) of butter to China; and 4 metric tons of cheese (8,800 pounds) and .3 metric tons (660 pounds) of butter to the Philippines.
  • Land O’Lakes for 20 metric tons (44,000 pounds) of Mozzarella cheese to South Korea.

CWT will pay an export bonus to the bidders, once completion of the cheese and butter shipments is verified. These are the first CWT-facilitated exports to China and the Philippines.

Previous shipments facilitated by CWT’s export assistance program have gone to Algeria, Barbados, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, theNetherlands, Nicaragua, Oman, Qatar, Panama, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Trinidad, Tunisia, Turkey, theUnited Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

For more on CWT’s activities, visit www.cwt.coop.