Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) member cooperatives accepted 10 offers of export assistance from CWT that helped them capture sales contracts for 1.116 million pounds (506 metric tons) of Cheddar, and Gouda cheese and 4.242 million pounds (1,924 metric tons) of whole milk powder. These products are going to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and South America. The product will be delivered during the period from March through July 2019.
CWT-assisted member cooperative 2019 export sales total 12.844 million pounds of American-type cheeses, 707,684 pounds of butter (82% milkfat) and 6.490 million pounds of whole milk powder to 18 countries in six regions. These sales are the equivalent of 181.9 million pounds of milk on a milkfat basis.
The amounts of dairy products and related milk volumes reflect current contracts for delivery, not completed export volumes. CWT pays export assistance to the bidders only when export and delivery of the product is verified by required documentation.
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