CWT assists with 540,000 lbs. of cheese export sales

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted seven requests for export assistance to sell 540,133 lbs. of cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia and the Middle East. Bids were accepted from CWT-member co-ops Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and Tillamook County Creamery Association. The products will be delivered December 2014 through June 2015.

Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in selling 99.690 million lbs. of cheese, 53.591 million lbs. of butter and 56.729 million lbs. of whole milk powder to 45 countries on six continents. These sales are the equivalent of 2.540 billion lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis.


Toppenish, Wash. dairy replacement sale

Dairy replacement sales results from Toppenish, Wash, on Dec. 8. Compared to last month at same market, springer heifers were $50-$75 per head lower. Trade was active with good demand.


Springer Holstein Heifers

Supreme: 1950-2200, few 2275-2300


Short-bred Holstein Heifers

Supreme: 1925-2060


Replacement Holstein heifers

325-389 lbs.: 175-215/cwt.

408-469 lbs.: 205/cwt.

671-676 lbs.: 200-205/cwt.

924-962 lbs.: 165/cwt.

1155-1171 lbs.: 143-144/cwt.

1391 lbs.: 108/cwt.


Replacement Jersey heifers

343-392 lbs.: 875-1010

402-484 lbs.: 976-1050



Video/Internet auction

 Demand good. All sales current FOB at Oregon-Washington dairies.


Springer Holstein heifers

Supreme: 2175-2250


Fresh Young Holstein cows

Supreme: 2000-2150


Jersey heifers (bred 1-3 mos.)

Supreme: 1700-1850


Jersey heifers (bred 3-6 mos.)

Supreme: 1900-1985


Replacement Holstein heifers

600 lbs.: 198/cwt.


Replacement Jersey heifers

400 lbs.: 1075