Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 11 requests for export assistance to sell 2.477 million lbs. of cheddar, Gouda, and Monterey Jack cheese and 385,809 lbs. of butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and the South Pacific. Bids were accepted from CWT-member cooperatives Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), Tillamook County Creamery Association and United Dairymen of Arizona. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from March through August 2015.
Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives who have contracts to sell 9.709 million lbs. of cheese and 18.839 million lbs. of butter to 18 countries on five continents. The amounts of and butter in these sales contracts represent the equivalent of 513.481 million lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis.