Cooperatives Working Together has been busy with several export assistance bids for dairy products. Here’s a listing of the bids accepted last week.

  • Humboldt Creamery, Fortuna, Calif., to export of 330,000 pounds (150 metric tons) of whole milk powder to Turkey and 35,200 pounds (16 metric tons) of whole milk powder to El Salvador.
  • Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas City, Mo., to export 2,640 pounds (1.2 metric tons) of individually-packaged Cheddar cheese to Panama.
  • California Dairies Inc., Artesia, Calif., to export 220,000 pounds (100 metric tons) of butter to Russia.  
  • Land O’Lakes, Arden Hills, Minn., to export 88,000 pounds (40 metric tons) of Mozzarella cheese to South Korea.    
  • Land O’Lakes, Arden Hills, Minn., to export 220,000 pounds (100 metric tons) of butter to Lebanon, and to export another 264,000 pounds (120 metric tons) of butter to Hong Kong.  
  • Land O’Lakes, Arden Hills, Minn., to export 44,000 pounds (40 metric tons) of whole milk powder to Guatemala.  
  • Land O’Lakes, Inc., Arden Hills, Minn., to export 495,000 pounds (225 metric tons) of butter to Honduras, and 528,000 pounds (240 metric tons) of butter to Mexico.  
  • Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Kansas City, Mo., to export 561,000 pounds (255 metric tons) of anhydrous milk fat to Mexico.  

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

These approved bids increase CWT’s total year-to-date exports as follows: cheese exports, 2.69 million pounds (1,221 metric tons); butter, 6.04 million pounds (2,746 metric tons); whole milk powder, 2.1 million pounds (954 metric tons); and anhydrous milk fat, 752,400 pounds (342 metric tons).

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 funded by dairy cooperatives and individual dairy farmers, who contribute 5 cents per hundredweight assessment on their milk production through December 2006.  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 http://www.cwt.coop/.

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