Carbery Group announces milk price for July supplies

Carbery Group has announced its price for milk supplies in July, holding the figure from last month.

In a brief statement, the business said: “Carbery is maintaining its milk price for July. 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 July of 31.9c/L, inclusive of VAT.

“1c/L in support 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,” the Carbery statement added.

Milk prices this week

Yesterday (Tuesday, August 18), both Arrabawn and Dairygold announced their prices for July milk.

The board of Arrabawn decided to increase the price to 31c/L including VAT, an increase of 0.5c/L.

Meanwhile, Dairygold also revealed an increase in its price, saying: “Dairygold confirms an increase of 0.5c/L for its July quoted milk price to 30.69c/L, based on standard constituents of 3.3% protein and 3.6% butterfat, inclusive of bonuses and VAT.

“This equates to an average farmgate milk price of 34.1c/L based on average July milk solids, achieved by our suppliers, for all milk supplied to Dairygold,” a Dairygold statement said.

Before that, on Monday of this week (August 17), Kerry confirmed that its base milk price for July supplies is 30.5c/L including VAT. This price was held on the price announced last month.

A spokesperson for Kerry said: “Based on average July milk solids, the price return, inclusive of VAT and bonuses, is 33.84c/L.”