Aurivo has become the latest processor to reveal the price it will pay its suppliers for December milk.

The Sligo headquartered cooperative has set its December milk price at 31.56c/L.

This is an increase of 0.6c/L, to reflect the government’s decision to increase VAT from 5.4% to 5.6%.

This follows recent price announcements from Carbery Group and Dairygold on Monday (January 18).

On Monday evening, a spokesperson for Carbery Group said: “Carbery has maintained its milk price for December.

If this decision is replicated across the four west Cork co-ops – Bandon, Barryroe, Drinagh and Lisavaird – this will result in an average price for December of 32.4c/L, inclusive of VAT.

“This price is inclusive of 1c/L in support which continues to be paid from the Stability Fund.

“The price is exclusive of Somatic Cell Count (SCC) or any other adjustments which may be made by the co-ops.”

Continuing, the group spokesperson said: “The board is pleased to confirm their decision to also pay a 0.5cpl bonus for all milk supplied in 2020.

Earlier on Monday, Dairygold also decided to hold its milk price for December, with a spokesperson confirming:

Dairygold has maintained its December quoted milk price unchanged at 32.311c/L (VAT Adjusted 5.6% vs. 5.4%), based on standard constituents of 3.3% protein and 3.6% butterfat, inclusive of bonuses and VAT.

“Dairy markets remain relatively stable, following the positive outcome of the EU/UK Trade Deal.