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CWT-Assisted Export Sales Total 13.9 Million Pounds in May

June 4, 2012

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) received 110 requests for export assistance from member cooperatives in May: 71 for cheese, and 39 for butter and anhydrous milk fat (AMF). Of those, 75 were accepted: 48 for cheese, and 27 for butter and AMF, totaling 8.821 million pounds of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, and 5.110 million pounds of butter and AMF.

These products represented 193 million pounds, milk equivalent on a butterfat basis. That was equal to the production of 9,200 cows.

The May activity brings the year-to-date totals to 507 requests received and 359 accepted, with 234 cheese bids and 123 butter and AMF bids accepted. Total product pounds include 55.7 million pounds of cheese, and 44.7 million pounds of butter and AMF. The milk equivalent of those sales is 1.5 billion pounds, representing the annual production of 70,900 cows.