Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) announced today that it accepted four export assistance bids last week for the sale of butter, anhydrous milkfat and whole milk powder.
One bid was from California Dairies Inc. of Artesia, Calif., for the export of 400 metric tons (881,849 lb.) of anhydrous milkfat to Mexico.
One bid was accepted from Humboldt Creamery of Fortuna, Calif., for the export of 300 metric tons (661,387 lb.) of whole milk powder to Cameroon -– the first time a CWT-assisted export has gone to that nation.
Two bids were also accepted from Darigold of Seattle, Wash., for the export of 25 metric tons (55,116 lb.) of butter to Kuwait, and another 25 metric tons of butter to Indonesia.
With these accepted bids, CWT's total 2008 export obligations are: butter, 25,604 metric tons (56 million lb.); cheese, 1,501 metric tons (3.3 million lb.); whole milk powder, 1,048 metric tons (2.3 million lb.); and anhydrous milkfat, 11,393 metric tons (25 million lb.). The milk equivalent total of these products is 2.03 billion pounds.