Aurivo co-op

  • 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…..