Arrabawn and Aurivo announce April milk prices
Arrabawn and Aurivo are the latest processors to announce their milk prices for April supplies.
Suppliers of Arrabawn will receive a base price of 31.75c/L for April milk, representing no change from the previous month. The processor last announced a milk price increase, of 1c/L, in January.
Earlier today, Aurivo also announced its April milk price; the board decided to set the price at 31c/L.
In both February and March, Aurivo suppliers were paid an early calving bonus of 1.4c/L. However, this has been removed for milk produced in April.
Aurivo milk suppliers enjoyed eight months of consecutive monthly milk price increases up until February of this year; the milk price for March supplies now remains unchanged.
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) held its base price for April at 31c/L including VAT, for manufacturing milk at 3.6% fat and 3.3% protein.
This is the third consecutive month the processor has decided to hold its milk price, with the last milk price increase of 1c/L coming in January.
It was also revealed that Kerry decided to hold its milk price for April supplies at 31c/L including VAT; this is the third consecutive month that Kerry has held its milk price.
This milk price is based on milk supplied at 3.3% protein and 3.6% fat. The most recent milk price increase from Kerry came in January, when an increase of 2c/L was announced.
Last week, Lakeland Dairies was the first processor to announce its milk price for April milk; it decided to hold its milk price at 31.28c/L including VAT.
The most recent milk price increase from Lakeland Dairies came in January, when an increase of 1c/L was announced.