CWT Accepts 8 More Export Assistance Bids

07:01PM Oct 27, 2008
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Cooperatives Working Together announced today that it accepted eight export assistance bids last week for the sale of butter, anhydrous milkfat and whole milk powder.

Seven of the bids accepted were from Dairy Farmers of America of Kansas City, Mo., for the export of the following products: 400 metric tons (881,849 lb.) of butter to South Africa; 20 metric tons (44,092 lb.) of butter to Guatemala; 140 metric tons of anhydrous milkfat to Mexico; another 36 metric tons (79,366 lb.) of AMF to Mexico; 20 metric tons (44,092 lb.) of AMF to the Dominican Republic; 40 metric tons (88,185 lb.) of whole milk powder to Mexico; and 20 metric tons (44,092 lb.) of WMP to Nicaragua.

Finally, one bid was accepted from Humboldt Creamery of Fortuna, Calif., for a whole milk powder export of 20 metric tons (44,092 lb.) to Jordan.

With these accepted bids, CWT's total 2008 export obligations are: butter, 18,806 metric tons (41 million lb.); cheese, 1,434 metric tons (3.2 million lb.); whole milk powder, 1,228 metric tons (2.7 million lb.); and anhydrous milkfat, 5,799 metric tons (12.8 million lb.). The milk equivalent total of these products is 1.31 billion pounds.

Last week, CWT also announced its 6th herd buyout (and the second in 20080). Bids for that buyout must be submitted by November 24.

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