Cooperatives Working Together announced that it accepted seven export assistance bids last week for the sale of butter. The seven bids came from three difference organizations, one of which — O-AT-KA of Batavia, New York — is a first time bidder in the program. Bid details are as follows:

  • O-AT-KA, Batavia, N.Y. for the export of 440,000 pounds (200 metric tons) of butter to Nicaragua.
  • Darigold, Seattle, Wash., two bids for the export of 550,000 pounds (250 metric tons) of butter to the Netherlands, for a total of 1,100,000 pounds (500 metric tons).

The other four bids were all from Land O’Lakes of Arden Hills, Minn. Those bid details are as follows:

  • 1,000,120 pounds (455 metric tons) of butter to the Netherlands.
  • 158,400 pounds (72 metric tons) of butter to Austria. (This is the first time that CWT has helped ship products to that nation.)
  • 514,800 pounds (234 tons) of butter to Morocco.
  • 475,200 pounds (216 tons) of butter to Morocco.

Once completion of the shipments is verified, CWT will pay an export bonus to the bidders.

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

Cooperatives Working Together via NMPF