Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 20 requests for export assistance to sell 7.839 million lbs. of cheddar cheese, 110,231 lbs. of butter (82% butterfat) and 972,239 lbs, of whole milk powder.
Bids were excepted from CWT member co-ops Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and Tillamook County Creamery Association. Products will be delivered to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, South America and Oceania between July through December 2014.
Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in selling 58.762 million lbs. of cheese, 47.521 million lbs. of butter and 14.568 million lbs. of WMP to 41 countries on six continents. These sales are the equivalent of 1.753 billion lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis. Totals have been adjusted for cancellations.