Aurivo co-op

  • For the second year Aurivo are offering the Gaffney & Mulleady Agri, Food and Nutrition Scholarship programme, which aims to recognise academic excellence and support young scholars hoping to develop their careers in agriculture and agri-related jobs. 

    Scholarships will be awarded to two students currently sitting the Leaving Cert and hoping to enter an agriculture, food or nutrition related bachelor’s degree programme in an accredited third level institution. The €2,500 scholarships are awarded in memory of Paddy Gaffney and Sean Mulleady. Closing date is June 29th 2018. 

    Pat Duffy from Aurivo joined us this morning to explain more. Listen back for more details and download the application form here 

  • Aurivo Co-Op has announced its continued support for Mayo GAA, as it renews its sponsorship of the Mayo GAA Senior Club Championship under the Connacht Gold brand.

    The Co-op will also continue sponsorship of the Mayo GAA underage competitions under its Homeland retails stores brand for 2019.


  • Aurivo Co-op has announced that its four livestock marts will remain closed this week, following an accident at Mohill Livestock Mart on Saturday morning.

    A man was airlifted to Sligo University Hospital following an incident involving a bull at the mart, and Aurivo says it’s co-operating with the relevant authorities as an investigation is carried out.

    Following the accident, Aurivo has confirmed that its four livestock marts in Balla, Ballinrobe, Ballymote and Mohill will remain closed this week, as management says the health and safety of customers, members and staff is of paramount importance.


  • Aurivo Co-Op has announced its financial results for 2017, and says it was a year of strong business growth and financial performance in a volatile year.

    Aurivo has reported a group operating profit of €3.9 million euro – which is a 10% increase on 2016, and a 9% increase in turnover to €426 million.

    Net debt reduced from €16.6 million in 2016 to €5.7 million in 2017.

    Pat Duffy, Chairman of Aurivo Co-Op says the 2017 results show a strong balance sheet

  • Aurivo Co-Op has confirmed that three of its livestock marts will reopen for business this week.

    The four marts in Balla, Ballinrobe, Ballymote and Mohill were closed last week, following an accident at Mohill mart the previous weekend in which a man was injured by a bull.

    The man was airlifted to Sligo University Hospital following the incident in which he sustained serious injuries.

    Aurivo has confirmed today that the livestock marts in Balla, Ballinrobe and Ballymote will reopen for business this week, while Mohill Mart will not reopen until Wednesday week next 25th April.

    The Co-op has confirmed that new health and safety procedures will apply at all marts.

    Only mart staff will be allowed in the sales yard, and new rules will apply in relation to customer access to various areas of the mart, as they say the health and safety of customers, members and employees is of paramount importance.

  • Two-and-a-half-thousand tonnes of animal fodder have started to arrive in Ireland for livestock hit by the bad weather.

    Extra supplies have been drafted in from the UK, after farmers sought help to feed their herds.

    Dairygold which has arranged for the shipment will sell it at cost price to co-op members.

    In this region, Aurivo Co-Op says it has access to adequate fodder supplies at present, and farmers who need additional fodder should contact their local co-op store, so Aurivo knows what stocks it will need to source.

    Chief Executive of Aurivo Aaron Forde was among the co-op representatives who spoke with Minister Michael Creed at yesterday’s meeting in relation to the fodder crisis.

    Mayo-based FG Senator Michelle Mulherin says Aurivo are also holding regional meetings with farmers at present to ascertain the demand for additional fodder.

    Senator Mulherin, who’s a member of the Joint Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, has requested that the committee hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss the issues surrounding the fodder crisis.

    She’s also requesting that the Agriculture Minister, the main co-ops and Teagasc be invited to address the meeting…..

  • Operating profits at Aurivo Co-Op fell by 23% last year to €3 million, while the full-year financial results show a 4% increase in turnover to €443.8 million.

    In a year marked by ongoing volatility in global dairy markets, Aurivo says the financial performance for the year was in line with expectations.

    2018 also saw the largest investment in the Co-op's history, with new capital investment of €22 million - which was the start of a €48 million five-year investment programme.

    Turnover remained steady last year in sales of milk, butter and sports nutrition, while dairy ingredients had a strong year with turnover up €10 million on the previous year.

    Aurivo's Agri-business showed an 18% increase in turnover last year, but turnover at livestock marts was down €10 million on 2017 figures.

    The Co-op employs about 650 people in the Northwest region.