Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) received 76 requests for export assistance from member cooperatives in August. Of those requests, CWT accepted 42, which accounted for sales of 10.6 million pounds of cheese, 1.6 million pounds of butter, and 44,092 pounds of anhydrous milk fat. On a milkfat basis, those exports are the equivalent of 118.1 million pounds, or the annual production of 5,600 cows.
For the year, CWT has helped member cooperatives to sell 79.1 million pounds of cheese, 56.7 million pounds of butter, and 123,459 pounds of anhydrous milk fat. Those products are equivalent to 1.969 billion pounds of milk on a milkfat basis, or the annual production of 93,700 cows.
Through the end of August, CWT will have accounted for 55.5 million pounds of total American cheese export shipments, with another 24.8 million pounds scheduled to be shipped by the end of the year.