Aurivo announces milk price for December supplies

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.