Aurivo, Centenary and Strathroy have become the latest milk processors to reveal increases to their February milk prices.

Starting with Aurivo, the board of the western cooperative had a meeting yesterday (Thursday, March 18) to set its milk price, a spokesperson for the co-op said.

In a short statement, the representative said:

The board of Aurivo Co-op has increased its base price for February by 1c/L to 34.65c/L inclusive of standard bonuses and VAT at 3.3% protein and 3.6% butterfat.

“This is equivalent to 37.79c/L at EU standard constituents of 3.4% protein and 4.2% butterfat.”

It was highlighted that the Aurivo price includes a 1.5c/L early calving bonus for February.

“The price reflects the current firm dairy market conditions,” the spokesperson concluded.

Meanwhile, Centenary has decided to increase its milk price for February by 2c/L to 33.1c/L including VAT.

Finally, Strathroy has confirmed an increase of 1.4c/L in the base price for February milk sent in by suppliers.

This means a base price of 33.5c/L including VAT has been set by the Tyrone-based milk processor.

This follows milk price announcements from Arrabawn, Dairygold and Kerry Group earlier this week, with all processors to date revealing a boost to February prices.