Aurivo lifted its base milk price by 0.93c/l, excluding VAT, this week to bring the price for March supplies to 33.6c/l excluding VAT.

Farmers in Northern Ireland also received a lift in price of 0.75p/l, bringing the price to 28.75p/l.

Last week, Dairygold lifted the price by 0.5c/l to 32.7c/l, excluding VAT, and paid an early calving bonus of 1.0c/l for March supplies. Carbery also increased its price, by 1c/l.

In addition, Arrabawn announced a price of 32.72c/l, excluding VAT, for March milk, a lift of 0.94c/l.

Global Dairy Trade

Meanwhile, at this week’s Global Dairy Trade auction, prices were down 0.1%. The average price paid for dairy products was €3,411/t.