Farm Progress is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Serving: MN
CWT Assists with 3.7 Million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Exports

CWT Assists with 3.7 Million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Exports

Product to be delivered in September and October

Cooperatives Working Together has accepted 19 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell 3.320 million pounds (1,506 metric tons) of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, and 357,149 pounds (162 metric tons) of butter, to customers in Asia, Central America and the Middle East. The product will be delivered September 2012 through February 2013.

Cheese, butter exports are to be delivered in September and October

In 2012, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in making export sales of Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Gouda cheese totaling 85.7 million pounds, butter totaling 57.4 million pounds and anhydrous milk fat totaling 123,459 pounds. The product will go to 34 countries on four continents. On a butterfat basis, the milk equivalent of these exports is 2.046 billion pounds, or the same as the annual milk production of 97,400 cows.

Assisting CWT members through the Export Assistance program positively impacts producer milk prices in the short-term by reducing inventories. In the long-term, CWT’s Export Assistance program helps member cooperatives gain and maintain market share.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.