Cooperatives Working Together announced that it accepted nine export assistance bid for the sale of butter and cheese last week. All of the bids were from two sources.

The first bid was from Dairy Farmers or America in Kansas City, Mo. for the export of 125,400 pounds (57 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese to South Korea.

The other eight bids were all from Land O’Lakes in Arden Hills, Minn. Bid details are as follows:

  • 15,400 pounds (7 metric tons) of retail-packaged cheese to the United Arab Emirates.
  • 2,200 pounds (3 metric tons) of retail cheese to Bahrain.
  • 13,200 pounds (6 metric tons) of retail cheese to the Philippines.
  • 352 pounds (0.16 metric tons) of retail butter to the Philippines.
  • 13,200 pounds (6 metric tons) of retail-packaged cheese.
  • 264 pounds (.12 metric tons) of retail butter to China.
  • 8,800 pounds (4 metric tons) of retail-packaged cheese to South Korea.
  • 880 pounds (0.4 metric tons) of retail butter to South Korea.

CWT will pay an export bonus to the bidders, once completion of the butter and cheese shipments is verified.

These accepted bids increase CWT’s total 2007 export obligations for cheese to 11.3 million pounds (5,128 metric tons), its YTD anhydrous milkfat exports to 3.6 million pounds (1,642 tons), and its YTD export obligations for butter to 10.1 million pounds (4,572 metric tons).

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. The money raised by CWT’s investment is being apportioned among several supply reduction programs to improve the national all milk price. For more on CWT’s activities, visit www.cwt.coop.

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