Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 28 requests for export assistance to sell 2.993 million lbs. of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 11.678 million lbs. of 82% butter to customers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Bids were accepted from CWT-member cooperatives Dairy Farmers of America, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Northwest Dairy Association and Upstate-Niagara/O-AT-KA. The sales are the equivalent of 290.535 million lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis.
These CWT-assisted sales – going to nine countries on four continents – will be delivered in January through July 2015.