Cooperatives Working Together announced today that it accepted six export assistance bids last week for the sale of butter, anhydrous milkfat and whole milk powder.
One bid was accepted from California Dairies Inc., of Artesia, Calif., for the export of 132 metric tons (291,010 lb.) of butter to Mexico.
Another bid was accepted from Humboldt Creamery of Fortuna, Calif., for the export of 20 metric tons metric tons (44,092 lb.) of whole milk powder to Indonesia.
Finally, four bids were accepted from Dairy Farmers of America of Kansas City, Mo. One bid was accepted for the export of 36 metric tons (79,366 lb.) of anhydrous milkfat to Mexico. The other three bids were for whole milk powder in the following amounts: 80 metric tons (176,370 lb.) to Mexico, another 20 metric tons (44,092 lb.) to Mexico; and 80 metric tons (176,370 lb.) to Haiti.
With these accepted bids, CWT's total 2008 export obligations are: butter, 25,427 metric tons (56 million lb.); cheese, 1,285 metric tons (2.8 million lb.); whole milk powder, 1,588 metric tons (3.5 million lb.); and anhydrous milkfat, 10,477 metric tons (23 million lb.). The milk equivalent total of these products is 1.96 billion pounds.