Aurivo announces December milk price

Aurivo has announced that its milk price for December supplies remains unchanged at 36.5c/L including VAT.

This is the second month Aurivo has held its milk price; this continues a trend, with other processors also announcing unchanged prices for December milk.

Yesterday, Arrabawn and Dairygold both announced decisions to hold milk prices; Arrabawn will pay its suppliers 37c/L including VAT for the month of December.

Meanwhile, it was confirmed that the Dairygold board decided to hold the price the co-operative will pay for milk supplied in December at 36c/L including a 0.5c/L quality bonus and VAT.

This is the fourth consecutive month that Dairygold has held its milk price – a decision mirrored by Kerry, which also decided to hold its milk price for the fourth month in a row.

This means that Kerry suppliers will receive a base milk price of 36c/L including VAT for milk produced in the last month of 2017.

Its decision to hold its milk price follows similar calls made by Glanbia and Lakeland Dairies.

Last week, suppliers of Lakeland Dairies learned that they will receive a base price of 36.5c/L including VAT and including a 1c/L butter bonus for December supplies.

Meanwhile, Glanbia Ireland decided to hold its milk price at 35c/L including VAT. As well as this, it confirmed that its suppliers will receive a 1.1c/L bonus on all milk produced between July and December 2017.