News & Media

15th June 2017

Aurivo achieves Excellence Through People

Aurivo has achieved certification to the business improvement model, Excellence Through People (ETP). The aim of ETP is to get organisations to look at their people as a key source of competitive advantage. Aurivo was among 24 organisations honoured at a special ceremony at the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) ... Read More

10th May 2017

Westmeath farmer named milk supplier of the year at the 10th Annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards

~ Aurivo recognises dairy farming excellence across eight categories~ The 10th annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards recognised the standard of excellence in diary farming by Aurivo suppliers in the region.  The Awards highlight the dedication and commitment of Aurivo milk suppliers for their milk production in 2016.  Eight Aurivo milk suppliers ... Read More

8th May 2017

Gaffney & Mulleady Scholarship

Aurivo is inviting applications for the inaugural Gaffney & Mulleady Agri, Food and Nutrition Scholarship programme, which aims to recognise and reward academic excellence and support young achievers with the desire to develop their career in an agri related profession. Two scholarships will be provided annually in memory of Paddy Gaffney ... Read More

6th April 2017

Full Year Financial Results for year ended 31 December 2016

Aurivo Co-Operative Society Limited Full Year Financial Results for year ended 31 December 2016 Strong revenue and business development performance in 2016 Wednesday 5th April, 2017:  Aurivo, the globally focused agri business headquartered in the north west of Ireland, today announced financial results for the financial year ended 31 December, 2016.  While 2016 ... Read More

30th March 2017

Accelerate your career with Aurivo’s Leadership Development Programme

Applications now open for Aurivo’s Leadership Development Programme -       Closing date Monday 10th April – 27th March, 2017 – Aurivo is encouraging ambitious graduates to apply for its Leadership Development Programme and take the next step in their career. The two-year programme offers commercially minded graduates the opportunity to work for six-month rotations ... Read More

2nd March 2017

Secondary School Students Could Score €1000 for their School in Connacht Gold Protein-Power Playoff

Aurivo Consumer Foods is calling on all secondary schools in counties Sligo, Mayo, Donegal, Leitrim and Roscommon, to get involved in their Connacht Gold Protein Milk video competition; to be in with a chance to Win a brand new kit for their chosen sports team, or sporting equipment for their ... Read More

12th December 2016

Killygordan

The annual Killygordan 5K event hosted by Aurivo Consumer Foods in Killygordan on Tuesday 23rd August, raising €5,915.00 for Aurivo charity of the year, ISPCC Childline. Over 300 participants took part in the event, many from the local Finn Valley area, gathering at the Crossroads, Killygordan, Donegal to commence and raise ... Read More

5th December 2016

ISPCC

Customers in all of Aurivo’s 33 Homeland stores across the North-West will be offered a chance to support the ISPCC with an option to add a donation of €1 at the till for one week from Monday 12th of December to Sunday the 19th of December. Last Christmas day, Childline received ... Read More

2nd December 2016

Connacht Gold Have It All at Kilronan Castle

On Thursday, 1st December, Connacht Gold hosted their glamourous Have It All Food and Fashion with Pippa O’Connor. On arrival at the immaculately decorated ballroom in Kilronan Castle, guests were treated to a vast selection of delicious Connacht Gold canapes along with a bubbling glass of prosecco to kick off ... Read More

10th November 2016

Hell & Back – Aurivo employees raise over €22,000 for children’s charity

43 Aurivo employees recently completed HELL & BACK Hercules which was hosted on the grounds of Temple House in County Sligo. The Aurvio team was raising funds for the co-op’s charity of the year ISPCC ChildLine and at Hell&Back they raised over €4,000 for the worthy cause; bringing the total ... Read More

28th October 2016

Aurivo commits to supporting local Sligo GAA club Coolaney Mullinabreena in three-year sponsorship programme

Aurivo Co-op has announced details of a three-year sponsorship deal with local Sligo GAA club Coolaney Mullinabreena. The sponsorship will see the construction of ‘The Connacht Gold Community Track’ at the club’s grounds, Nace O’Dowd Park, Achonry. ‘The Connacht Gold Community Track’ will surround the perimeter of the new pitch and ... Read More

3rd October 2016

Classy new TV campaign for Connacht Gold

~ Pippa O’Connor stars in first TV ad for Connacht Gold Half Fat butter, directed by Barry McCall~ Aurivo Consumer Foods have launched a new TV commercial and nationwide advertising campaign for its Connacht Gold brand; conveying the distinctiveness of the brand and its half fat butter product. The campaign, which features ... Read More

7th September 2016

2016 Macra na Feirme / FBD Young Farmer of the Year

Congratulations to our milk supplier Kevin Moran on winning 2016 Macra na Feirme / FBD Young Farmer of the Year         ... Read More

6th September 2016

Energia brings “green energy” to Aurivo in 36GW supply deal

Aurivo has signed a major new “green energy” deal with competitive energy supplier Energia. The new energy deal will see Energia provide 36 gigawatts of 100% renewable electricity to the co-ops network of retail stores, marts, processing facilities and offices in the west of Ireland over the next two years. Aurivo Co-operative ... Read More

11th August 2016

Flagship new IT Sligo building to be named ‘Aurivo Auditorium’

- 280-seater facility enhances IT’s conference capability - Naming rights partnership will also see IT Sligo logo on Aurivo dairy products - Facility will be opened by Irish Nobel Prize winner Professor William C Campbell Institute of Technology, Sligo has signed a four-year deal with Aurivo Co-operative Society, one of the North West ... Read More

19th July 2016

Aurivo elects Chairman and Vice Chairman

The board of Aurivo Co-operative Society has this week elected its Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2016/18.  Pat Duffy was elected as the Chairman of the Co-operative and Raymond Barlow was elected Vice Chairman. Pat Duffy is a dairy farmer from Gortletteragh, County Leitrim. He holds a Diploma in Corporate Direction (Food Business) from UCC and has been a member of the Aurivo Board since 2002, serving as vice chairman for six years between ... Read More

5th July 2016

Series of Farm Safety Walks launched by Aurivo & FBD

Aurivo Co-op has organised three farm walks dedicated to safety. Organised by Aurivo Farm Services in conjunction with FBD, the events will be hosted on Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19. Aurivo has outlined that the most recent figures from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) confirm a number of very ... Read More

7th June 2016

For Goodness Shakes ready for Hell!

~ For Goodness Shakes provides a Little Piece of Heaven to HELL & BACK 2016 ~ Aurivo Co-op’s sports nutrition brand, For Goodness Shakes, has been named as one of HELL&BACK’S main partners for 2016 alongside RTÉ 2fm. HELL & BACK is Ireland’s toughest physical and mental endurance challenge, attracting more than ... Read More

31st May 2016

Farm Safety

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30th May 2016

Organic for Us

Organic for Us to be exclusive dairy partner of  World Barista Championship in Dublin Aurivo Consumer Foods’ Organic For Us milk brand has been named the official dairy sponsor of the World Barista Championship 2016 and dairy partner of the sensory experience at ReCo Dublin. The partnership will see Organic For ... Read More

23rd May 2016

Aurivo to launch Fixed Milk Price Scheme for dairy farmers

Monday, May 23 2016: Aurivo co-op has today announced the introduction of a Fixed Milk Price Scheme for its dairy farmers. The scheme was announced by Aurivo’s Dairy Ingredients and Consumer Foods general manager, Eoghan Sweeney, at the first in a series of 10 regional supplier meetings being hosted this week. A price ... Read More

28th April 2016

Dairy farming excellence recognised at the 9th Annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards

April 27, 2016 – Eight Aurivo milk suppliers from seven counties were recognised for their excellence in milk production at the annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards held in The Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Now in its ninth year, the Aurivo Milk Quality Awards identifies and rewards Aurivo milk suppliers who exemplify excellence ... Read More

21st April 2016

Full Year Financial Results for year ended 31 December 2015

Solid performance by Aurivo across diversified businesses A year of continued delivery – brand growth, processing record volumes and enhanced efficiencies across the business Significant support of milk price for dairy farmers Aurivo, the globally focused agri business headquartered in the North West of Ireland, today announced financial results for ... Read More

11th April 2016

Aurivo collaborates with Coláiste Iascaigh

Aurivo Co-op has opened its doors to senior cycle students from Coláiste Iascaigh in West Sligo as part of The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) Skills @ Work Programme— an initiative that provides a glimpse into the world of work to second level students. The partnership is a flagship programme managed ... Read More

10th March 2016

Aurivo and Teagasc co-publish best in class dairy farm management practices for farmers in the West and North West of Ireland

-       The new Dairy Handbook has been distributed to over 1,000 Dairy Farmers across the West and North West - Aurivo, the globally focused agri-business headquartered in the North West of Ireland and Teagasc have co-published a Dairy Handbook which covers some of the most important farm management issues for ... Read More

7th March 2016

Inspiring Health & Wellbeing

~Insights from NDC & Connacht Gold Health & Wellbeing evening in Castlebar~ “Imagine your health as a jigsaw, with lots of small pieces of the puzzle that all come together to create a picture of good health.  No single factor- such as activity or food - determines overall health, but these ... Read More

2nd March 2016

Connacht Gold commits to supporting Sligo Ladies Gaelic Football in three-year sponsorship programme

Aurivo Co-op has announced details of a three-year sponsorship deal with Sligo Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA). The sponsorship will see its iconic Connacht Gold brand appear across all senior and underage ladies’ jerseys from the beginning of March. In addition to title sponsorship of all Sligo LGFA squads, Connacht Gold ... Read More

24th February 2016

Aurivo’s dairy exports to the Middle East expected to grow strongly in 2016

~ Aurivo continues to strengthen global customer relationships ~ Aurivo Co-op was among 90,000 attendees from 120 countries at Gulfood—the world’s top food and hospitality show in Dubai this week. In 2016, Aurivo expects to increase exports to the Middle East considerably and as part of the co-op’s focus on the MENA ... Read More

19th February 2016

Aurivo presents €40,000 to Pieta House

€40,000 has been presented by Aurivo Co-operative Society to Pieta House as part of the co-op’s charity of the year programme. In 2015, Pieta House was the charity partner of choice and employees from across Aurivo’s diverse businesses organised a wide variety of events to raise much needed funds. Everything from ... Read More

15th February 2016

Aurivo participates on EU trade mission to Colombia and Mexico

An EU Trade Delegation, consisting of agri-food exporters from across the EU, was invited to accompany EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan on his Diplomatic Offensive to promote European produce in these important emerging markets. John Byrne, Commercial manager, exports at Aurivo Dairy Ingredients, represented Aurivo on the Trade Delegation. Commissioner Hogan said: ... Read More

17th December 2015

Aurivo strengthens customer relationships in Nigeria

A trade mission to Nigeria and Ghana, led by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. was hosted this month. Members of Aurivo’s senior dairy team accompanied the Minister, who took the opportunity to meet a number of the Co-op’s major global customers. With more than 1,000 ... Read More

17th December 2015

Aurivo supports Business in the Community Skills@Work programme

Aurivo opened its doors to senior cycle students from Coláiste Iascaighin Easkey as part of The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) Skills @ Work Programme, an initiative that provides a glimpse into the world of work to senior cycle students. Students were given a guided tour of its Dairy Ingredients facility ... Read More

30th November 2015

Aurivo sponsors Food Science award at Letterkenny IT

Letterkenny IT student, Siobhan McSharry was awarded student of the year upon graduating with a BSc in Food Science and Nutrition. She was presented with her award by Breid Lindsay, Aurivo Consumer Foods at the recent conferring ceremony.As a world-class dairy Co-operative, Aurivo produces a range of nutritional products within ... Read More

26th November 2015

Aurivo hosts ASA site visit & sustainable dairy forum

The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) hosted a tour of one of Ireland’s leading co-operatives, Aurivo in Ballaghadreen, Co. Roscommon. The tour provided members with a rare opportunity to get behind the scenes of the Aurivo Dairy Ingredients facility, powered by a newly installed biomass plant. Aurivo currently processes approximately 380m litres of milk annually, ... Read More

11th November 2015

Homeland Swinford scoops Best DIY & Agri Store of the Year Award

Following hundreds of entries, Retail Excellence Ireland awarded the best in class winners in key sector groups, with Aurivo’s Homeland, Swinford scooping the title of Best DIY & Agri Store 2016.The Awards were co-presented on Saturday evening (7th November) by RTE’s Hector Ó hEochagáin and sports presenter Evanne Ni Chuilinn, ... Read More

16th September 2015

Connacht Gold Garlic & Herb butter achieves gold at Food Oscars

Connacht Gold has struck gold once again at the internationally recognised Great Taste Awards 2015, achieving another coveted gold star for its Garlic and Herb butter.  The Connacht Gold Garlic and Herb Butter was selected for a gold star from over 10,000 food products entered by over 2,000 companies across Europe. ... Read More

1st September 2015

Aurivo organises Bike and Hike for Pieta House

A ‘Bike & Hike for Pieta House’ event is being hosted by Aurivo Co-op on Sunday, 27 September.Participants have the option to complete one or all parts of the event, which includes– a 50 kilometre cycle from Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon to Strandhill, County Sligo; a climb to the top of ... Read More

17th July 2015

Donegal GAA and sports nutrition brand For Goodness Shakes team up in new partnership

Donegal GAA and sports nutrition brand For Goodness Shakes have joined forces in a new partnership. Donegal GAA are using a range of For Goodness Shakes recovery and protein products for their senior squad. As part of the partnership, the For Goodness Shakes logo is now positioned on the back of ... Read More

1st July 2015

Compass Group Ireland appoints Aurivo Consumer Foods

Ireland’s leading food and support services company Compass Group Ireland, continues to expand its Irish supplier portfolio with the appointment of Aurivo Consumer Foods. Aurivo will supply a full range of milk and cream products under Aurivo’s Connacht Gold brand to all of the Group’s units across Ireland.The contract is ... Read More

18th May 2015

Aurivo supplier hosts Chinese Premier’s farm visit

Li Keqiang, Premier of the People's Republic of China, accompanied by a number of government ministers as well as his wife Professor Cheng, began a two-day visit to Ireland yesterday by travelling to the family farm of Aurivo milk supplier and board of director, Cathal Garvey at Gortbrack, Ower, Headford ... Read More

7th May 2015

Aurivo farm safety initiative set for Donegal GAA Championship opener

~ Donegal has the second highest rate of farm fatalities in Ireland* ~Last year 30 people lost their lives on Irish farms and Donegal has the second highest rate of farm fatalities in the country*. To highlight the paramount importance of farm safety and to raise awareness of farm safety ... Read More

5th May 2015

Dairy farming excellence recognised at the 8th annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards

May, 1 2015–Eight Aurivo milk suppliers from six counties were recognised for their excellence in milk production at the annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards held in Kilronan Castle, Co Roscommon.Now in its eighth year, the Aurivo Milk Quality Awards identifies and rewards Aurivo milk suppliers who exemplify excellence in milk ... Read More

16th April 2015

Aurivo CEO outlines 2014 results

16th April 2015

Financial Results for 2014 announced

~  2014 – A strong platform for continued national and international growth ~Aurivo has announced financial results for the financial year ended 31 December, 2014.  The year under review was one of continued growth for the Co-operative with the delivery of a stellar financial and operational performance across its business ... Read More

31st March 2015

April marks a new dawn for Aurivo dairy farmers

Aurivo Co-op ready for post quota opportunities Aurivo expects its suppliers to increase production by approximately 25 per cent  following the abolition of the Milk Quota.  The Co-op is confident that its deep global customer relationships will continue to unlock new opportunities.Commenting, Aaron Forde, CEO of Aurivo said: “The EU ... Read More

19th March 2015

Homeland Ballina was named the DIY Garden Centre of the Year 2014/15, as well as achieving a 4 Star Garden Centre Award

Homeland Ballina was honoured alongside 9 other Homeland Garden Centres at the Bord Bia annual Garden Industry Awards held Friday, 13th March 2015 at a reception in its Dublin headquarters. The awards recognise and promote excellence across the gardening industry while celebrating the industry’s dedication to achieving the highest standards ... Read More

11th March 2015

Aurivo acquires London-based sports nutrition company, My Goodness Ltd.

Aurivo Co-operative Society has announced it has acquired leading UK sports nutrition brands company, For Goodness Shakes.The acquisition provides Aurivo with significant access to the growing sports nutrition / protein drinks and snacks market in the UK and Ireland.For Goodness Shakes was established in 2003 in London by entrepreneurs and ... Read More

9th March 2015

Connacht Gold Winning the Taste Test

~ Connacht Gold butter performs ahead of the category ~Real butter is back, and findings from annual Nielsen Yellow Fats data has shown that Connacht Gold’s butter is performing well ahead of the category and is in continued growth year on year. This is a significant position for the brand ... Read More

24th February 2015

Aurivo milk suppliers help launch FBD Farm Safety Champions for Change Campaign

With farm deaths doubling in the last year to 30, FBD is now urging farmers nationwide to stop taking risks and become a champion for change. FBD welcomed the support of Connacht Football players to help raise the profile of farm safety and the need for a change in behaviour ... Read More

18th February 2015

Aurivo presents €40,000 to local Hospices

Aurivo Co-operative Society has presented €40,000 to local Hospices across the region with a special cheque presentation this week. North West, Mayo/ Roscommon, Galway and Donegal Hospices were presented with a cheque for €10,000 each. Over the past number of years, Aurivo has donated over €200,000 to charity through the ... Read More

11th February 2015

Aurivo reveals support plan for suppliers

With the abolition of quotas just a matter of weeks away, Aurivo has been inviting its shareholders and milk suppliers to a series of events to provide an update and insights into its global dairy business. Aurivo CEO Aaron Forde made a number of significant announcements, including the creation of a ... Read More

9th February 2015

Stars Set for Letterkenny Health & Wellbeing event

A wonderful evening’s entertainment combined with a chance to support a worthwhile charity will take place in Letterkenny on Thursday 26th February 2015.The entertaining broadcaster, Noel Cunningham, will be MC for the evening which will feature TV personality and top dietitian Paula Mee; Donegal GAA captain Michael Murphy; and ‘The ... Read More

21st January 2015

Connacht Gold discovered as freshest milk

~Roscommon young scientists test best before dates~Shane Maher , Thomas Cullen and James Finnerty, all 16-years-old and transition year students at CBS Roscommon, decided to look at how fresh is “fresh” milk as part of a BT Young Scientists project.“We were trying to find which was the freshest milk in ... Read More

13th January 2015

Aurivo dairy farmers encouraged to attend Calfcare event

Animal Health Ireland and Teagasc, in conjunction with Aurivo and supported by Volac are teaming up to deliver in a number ofCalfCare events this month.In this region, two events will be hosted at the farms ofMartin Gilvarry in Killala, Co Mayo on Wednesday 28 Jan at 11am.Richard Gregg in Convoy ... Read More

23rd December 2014

Preparing for future growth – Aurivo dairy insights event

With the abolition of quotas just over three months away, Aurivo invited milk suppliers to the first in a series of events to provide valuable insights into their global dairy business, with an emphasis on preparing for future growth. The event, which took place in Breaffy House, Castlebar saw a panel ... Read More

20th October 2014

NDC/Kerrygold Quality Milk Award for Cathal

Fifteen dairy farms from seven counties were shortlisted as finalists for the 2014 NDC & Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards which were presented at an awards ceremony in Dublin last month. All of the national finalists were commemorated at the awards ceremony, with seven Highly Commended by the national judges, including ... Read More

15th October 2014

Hotel Promotion

Connacht Gold is delighted to provide you with a €50 Hotel Voucher, which can be redeemed in over 45 hotels across Ireland! These hotels include: Kilronan Castle The Bush Hotel The Ice House Hotel The Westport Woods The Glasshouse Harlequin The Great Northern The Landmark Hotel And many more! Collect 30 tokens from Connacht Gold Fresh Milk and receive a free ... Read More

25th September 2014

Connacht Gold sponsors new TV series ‘Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet’

Because good things come to those who bake, Connacht Gold butter has teamed up with RTE to sponsor its new Autumn food series ‘Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet’.  The weekly series is declared a guilt free zone serving up the most indulgent of sweet dishes. Featuring 39 delicious recipes drawn from ... Read More

15th September 2014

Homeland stores get behind Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning Campaign takes place on Thursday, September 18th in aid of Irish Hospices. A number of Homeland stores across the Aurivo region are hosting coffee morning on Thursday, September 18th  between 10am and 1pm. The coffee mornings are being organised by Aurivo as part of its Charity of the ... Read More

8th September 2014

Aurivo supplier wins Young Farmer of the Year

Mayo farmer Sean O’Donnell is the winner of this year’s Macra na Feirme/FBD Young Farmer of the Year. He was chosen from a final six farmers, who had been shortlisted from 28 regional winners. Sean is a dairy farmer based in Ballina, Co Mayo, where he currently milks 110 cows. His plans to ... Read More

8th September 2014

Bike & Hike for Hospice

14th August 2014

Connacht Gold Butter Strikes Gold at Great Taste Awards

Four Connacht Gold Products Achieve Coveted Gold Stars at Food Oscars Connacht Gold has struck gold once again at the internationally recognised Great Taste Awards 2014, achieving gold stars for four of its butter products. Growing on the success of previous years, the 2014 award winning products are the much acclaimed ... Read More

28th July 2014

Connacht Gold launches its new and improved website

Connacht Gold keeping it real, even in the virtual world! Connacht Gold has seen double digit growth in sales and category share as customers choose Connacht Gold real butter over competitors, especially since launching the Connacht Gold Low Fat butter TV ad last year. Connacht Gold has become a popular choice for ... Read More

21st July 2014

Aurivo Elects Chairman and Vice Chairman

Friday 18th July, 2014:  Aurivo, the globally focused agri-business based in the West of Ireland, has this week elected its Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2014/15.  Tom Cunniffe was elected as the Chairman of the Co-operative and Michael Brennan was elected Vice Chairman.  Tom Cunniffe paid tribute to the outgoing Chairman, ... Read More

16th July 2014

Aurivo/ Teagasc Drainage Event

The fine weather at the Drainage for Dairy event organised by Aurivo and Teagasc, encouraged a large attendance on the Walsh family dairy farm on Tuesday last. This was the first large event for the Aurivo Farm Profitability Programme in conjunction with Teagasc. Over 200 people attended on the day ... Read More

14th July 2014

A Golf AM AM Classic competition

A Golf AM AM Classic competition in aid of local Hospices is being hosted in Tubbercurry Golf Club on Friday next, July 25th. The event is being organised by Aurivo Co-operative Society as part of its Charity of the Year initiative. In 2013, €40,000 was presented by the co-op to Special ... Read More

8th July 2014

Drainage for Dairy

Two major drainage events are being organised by the Aurivo Farm Profitability Programme in conjunction with Teagasc.  The first event is taking place on the 15th of July on the Walsh family farm in Knock, Co. Mayo with the second event taking place on the 23rd of July on the ... Read More

30th June 2014

Winning moo crew class visit Aurivo supplier’s farm to learn the story of milk

A combined 3rd and 4th class submission from Ballaghlea National School, Ballygar in Co. Galway has won the top national prize in the NDC’s Moo Crew: The Primary Dairy Moovement.  The winning project for the pupils from 3rd and 4th class in Ballaghlea National School was entitled ‘Our Moo-ving Experience’ and ... Read More

23rd June 2014

Embrace Farming Accident Remembrance Service

The inaugural Ecumenical Remembrance Service for the victims of farm accidents and their bereaved families, friends and neighbours will take place in the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois on Sunday June 29 at 2pm. An Ecumenical Service of Readings, Prayer and  Song will be celebrated by both ... Read More

27th May 2014

Dairy farming excellence recognised at the 7th annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards

27th May 2014 Eight Aurivo milk suppliers from seven counties were recognised for their excellence in milk production at the annual Aurivo Milk Quality Awards held last week in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Now in its seventh year, the Aurivo Milk Quality Awards identifies and rewards Aurivo milk suppliers ... Read More

20th May 2014

Taoiseach opens Aurivo Biomass plant

Taoiseach Opens Massive Energy Facility at Aurivo which will significantly reduce its Dairy Energy Costs   ~Initiative to support Aurivo’s Dairy Business Export Growth ~ Monday 19 May, 2014:  Aurivo, the globally focused agri-business based in the West of Ireland, today opened a new €5.25 million state-of-the-art biomass facility at its Dairy Ingredients ... Read More

15th May 2014

Aurivo presents €40,000 to Special Olympics Ireland

Aurivo has presented €40,000 to Special Olympics Ireland. Over the past number of years, Aurivo has donated €170,000 to charity through the company’s Charity of the Year initiative. In 2013, Special Olympics Ireland was Aurivo’s charity of choice and employees from across the business raised much-needed funds by organising a number ... Read More

28th April 2014

Mayo Farmer Awarded Nuffield Scholarship

Mayo farmer Sean Coughlan has been awarded a prestigious Nuffield Scholarship. The internationally-acclaimed scholarship, which is sponsored by Aurivo, was awarded by the Nuffield Ireland Farming Scholarship Trust. Sean (35), who farms at Cum, Lahardane, Ballina, is one of just 63 Irish people to be awarded a scholarship since Ireland joined ... Read More

16th April 2014

Financial Results for 2013

Aurivo Delivers Excellent Financial and Operational Performance Building on Three years of growth. Successfully re-branded in 2013 to Aurivo from Connacht Gold, the Co-operative had a very strong financial year, successfully delivering robust results, based on a roadmap for sustained growth. Summary Financial Highlights: Turnover (Continuing operations) increased by 11% to €454m ... Read More

4th April 2014

Aurivo and Teagasc Launch Joint Dairy Development Programme

Aurivo Co-op and Teagasc have joined forces to launch a new joint Farm Focus initiative aimed at enhancing output and profitability of milk production on farms in the Aurivo region. The initiative will bring together the full resources of Teagasc and Aurivo in mounting an intensive and co-ordinated advisory programme on ... Read More

27th March 2014

Exciting open day at new Homeland Store in Roscommon

20% off all shop items at Homeland, Ballaghagderreen More streamlined and improved experience for customers On Saturday March 29th Homeland is inviting customers to an exciting open day at its new store in Ballaghagderreen, Co Roscommon. Customers who attend the open day will be entitled to a 20% discount off all ... Read More

12th March 2014

Introduction to Dairy Farming Course

Teagasc Mayo in conjunction with Aurivo Co-Op is holding a 25 hour Introduction to Dairy Farming course starting on 1st April 2014.  This date marks exactly one year to the date when milk quotas will be abolished.  The abolition of quotas  offers new opportunities for farmers who wish to begin ... Read More

3rd March 2014

Aurivo FOCUS 2020 consultation

Aurivo Co-op is hosting a series of milk supplier meetings in March, which will start a process of consultation on Aurivo’s dairy strategy into the future. During the events, suppliers will be updated by senior management on the co-op’s performance in 2013, plans for competitiveness, opportunities, growth markets and the overall ... Read More

20th February 2014

Connacht Gold keeps on growing with ‘real butter’ campaign

* Double digit growth in sales as customers choose Connacht Gold real butter * Market share up as customers demand food with ‘real’ provenance Celebrating the fact that Ireland’s consumers continue to demand food products with real provenance, Connacht Gold has launched a fresh new campaign for its low fat butter. ... Read More

29th January 2014

Dairy Hygiene Promotion

28th January 2014

Homeland launching soon

January 2014 marks the beginning of the third phase of Aurivo’s brand architecture programme- renaming the retail stores to Homeland. With the growth in both scale and complexity of our business we now do many things for many people. Until recently, many of our products traded under the same name and ... Read More

13th January 2014

Connacht Gold Furniture Sale

25% OFF all Solid Oak Furniture in Sligo Deep Water Quay & Westport branches - starting Saturday 11th January : get an extra 5% discount when you use your Reward Card that's an amazing 30% discount. ... Read More

19th December 2013

Winter fuel promotion

Winter fuel promotion, FREE Coal plus lots more offers available in-store with low low prices – keeping you warm for less ... Read More

10th December 2013

Aurivo’s Biomass project

A new wood-fuelled energy system being installed at the Aurivo dairy ingredients plant at Ballaghadereen, Co Roscommon will cut carbon emissions in half through a dramatic reduction in usage of heavy fuel oil. The €5.5m biomass plant, construction of which gets underway this week, will use 30,000 tonnes of woodchip per ... Read More

20th November 2013

Coffee Mornings

Coffee mornings will be hosted in Connacht Gold DIY & Garden Centres in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. Special Olympics was designated as Aurivo’s Charity of the Year for 2013 and the coffee mornings are just some of many fundraising initiatives hosted throughout the year.  Friday, November 22 - Deepwater Quay, Sligo ... Read More

12th November 2013

Connacht Gold launches 2014 Recipe Calendar

Aurivo Co-op’s award winning brand, Connacht Gold has produced a specially designed 2014 recipe calendar for charity. Special Olympics Ireland was designated by Aurivo as its 2013 Charity of the Year and the calendar is one of many initiatives undertaken across Aurivo businesses on behalf of Special Olympics Ireland. It is ... Read More

4th November 2013

Aurivo collaborates with Sligo County Council to Produce Video

An Grianan, Ireland’s largest organic farm, is profiled in a new video which tells the story of Aurivo cooperative’s Organic for Us milk brand. The project was part-funded by the Creative State North West partnership. The Creative State North West is a public private partnership that is led by Sligo County ... Read More

24th October 2013

Fuel Promotion

Autumn fuel promotion, with low low prices – keeping your warm for less ... Read More

24th October 2013

Quality Milk Awards

Aurivo suppliers honoured at Quality Milk Awards. Two Aurivo milk suppliers were honoured at the NDC/ Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards this week. David & Kathleen Boland won an All Year Round Milking National Category Award, while Gerard and Frances Murphy, Shrule, Co. Mayo were one of five national finalists also commemorated ... Read More

15th October 2013

New Connacht Gold milk range

Connacht Gold has added a new 1.65 litre bottle to its range of milk products. The new bottle, which was launched last week, is available across Connacht Gold’s fresh milk, low fat milk and skimmed milk ranges. Seamus Hannon, national sales manager with Aurivo Consumer Foods, said the introduction of the ... Read More

14th October 2013

Organic for Us video launched

An Grianan, Ireland’s largest organic farm, is profiled in a new video which tells the story of Aurivo’s Organic For Us milk brand. The 800-acre farm at Speenogue, Burt is run by Ian and Emma Witherow and is the sole supplier of organic milk for Organic For Us. The video, which ... Read More

8th October 2013

Fuel Promotion

Fuel promotion now on at all Connacht Gold Stores. ... Read More

4th October 2013

Aurivo Co-op supplier to appear on TV3

Aurivo milk supplier, David Boland and his dairy farm will feature on TV3 on Tuesday, October 8 at 6.58pm. David was among fourteen dairy farmers who were short-listed as national finalists for the 2013 National Dairy Council and Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards. The competition, which sets out to highlight and reward ... Read More

3rd October 2013

Aurivo CEO invited to speak at ‘Sharing Success’ event

Aurivo CEO, Aaron Forde is among four businessmen to take part in an event organised by IT Sligo and Sligo Chamber on the subject of ‘Sharing Success’. Aaron has been invited to speak at the event alongside Donard Gaynor, Peter Gallogly and Tommy Higgins in the Clarion Hotel on October 10. ... Read More

26th September 2013

Aurivo Pays Record Price for August Milk

Dairy farmers supplying Aurivo Co-operative have received a record price for milk supplied in August. At its monthly meeting, the Board of Aurivo set a price of 39c/litre (incl VAT) for August, an increase of 1c/litre on the July price. This is the highest milk price ever paid in the ... Read More

24th September 2013

Fuel Promotion

Fuel Promotion now on – Connacht Gold keeping you warm for less..... Fuel Promotion 23rd Sept - 28th Oct ... Read More

9th September 2013

Aurivo Launches New “Nutrias” Animal Feed Products

The next generation in animal feed is coming to market with the launch this week of Nutrias. Based on the Science of Animal Nutrition, Nutrias is the outstanding new brand from Aurivo Animal Feeds, which will replace Connacht Gold Quality Feeds from September 9.  The Nutrias animal feed range is available ... Read More

6th September 2013

Love your garden for less 6th to 22nd September

Garden promotion now on at all Connacht Gold Garden Centres, great deals on Autumn planting, end of season mixed shrubs and double points on all Spring bulbs - come in and see us now and love your garden for less.   ... Read More

13th August 2013

Connacht Gold Butter Strikes Gold at Great Taste Awards

Three Connacht Gold Products Achieve Coveted Gold Stars at Food Oscars  Leading dairy supplier Aurivo Co Op has struck gold once again at the internationally recognised Great Taste Awards 2013, achieving gold stars for three of its butter products.  Following in the footsteps of the Connacht Gold Softer Butter which achieved gold ... Read More

13th August 2013

Clearance Market at Connacht Gold Retail Store Westport

Join us in our Westport store on Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August for our massive clearance market with special offers across the store. Hope to see you there.     ... Read More

29th July 2013

Connacht Gold launches new milk packaging

Recently announced in the top 20 of Ireland’s Top 100 Brands by Kantar Worldpanel, Connacht Gold is one of Ireland’s leading producers of fresh milk, cream and butter products. Connacht Gold milk has been the brand of choice for generations throughout the West of Ireland and this month, new packaging has ... Read More

19th June 2013

Aurivo Charity Cycle / Walk for Special Olympics

Sunday June 23, Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle Aurivo is hosting a cycle and walk for Special Olympics, the co-op’s chosen charity of the year, at Lough Key, Forest Park, Boyle on Sunday June 23. Over the past three years, the co-op has raised in excess of €100,000 for local charities, including ... Read More

17th June 2013

Aurivo – a new dawn in the agri-food sector

After an overwhelming vote of support from shareholders at the society’s SGM, Aurivo Co-operative Society Ltd (Aurivo) was officially unveiled at the head office in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. The investment in a new name for the co-operative, the optimisation of existing hero brands like Connacht Gold and the introduction of new ... Read More

17th June 2013

Charity & Cycle Walk

Aurivo Announces Charity Cycle/Walk to Raise Funds for Special Olympics What: Aurivo Charity Cycle/Walk in aid of Special Olympics Ireland When: Sunday, 23rd June 2013 Where: Lough Key, Forest Park, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Aurivo Co-operative Society (formerly Connacht Gold) is calling on people across Roscommon, Sligo Leitrim and the wider North West region to ... Read More

17th June 2013

Charity Cycle/Walk In Aid of Special Olympics

12th June 2013

Connacht Gold Cup & Shield

At the Press Night for the Connacht Gold Cup and Shield Finals Mayo Football League chairman Padraig McHale thanked the sponsors Connacht Gold Consumer Foods for their continued support and their help in promoting the competitions and our games. He welcomed Mayo Area Sales Manager Sean Henry and also had a ... Read More

12th June 2013

Shows & Sales

12th June 2013

New Chairman Elected to the Irish Dairy Board

Following the resignation of Vincent Buckley as Chairman, the Irish Dairy Board Co-operative Society (“IDB”) announced the appointment of Aaron Forde as the new IDB Chairman. Aaron Forde, a Cavan native, has been CEO of Aurivo Co-operative Society (formerly Connacht Gold Co-op) since 2003. Prior to joining Aurivo, Aaron was the Managing Director of ... Read More

30th May 2013

Donegal Farmer Wins Aurivo Milk Quality Award

Donegal farmer Wesley Hastings has won the top award in the Aurivo milk quality awards. Wesley and his father Roy milk 200 cows at Mullinaveigh, Ballindrait. Their Friesian/Jersey herd, which is milked all year round, had an average butterfat of 4.51% and an average milk protein of 3.65% in 2012. The Hastings ... Read More

28th May 2013

Connacht Gold Increases Turnover

Turnover at Connacht Gold Co-op reached a record €407m in 2012, an increase of €62m or 18% on 2011. The increased turnover was due primarily to the acquisition of the milk and retail stores businesses from Donegal Creameries plc which became effective in January 2012. This resulted in a substantial increase ... Read More

12th April 2013

Connacht Gold launches new identity … Aurivo

Aurivo starts a new tradition in the agri sector A new tradition in the agrifood sector is starting with the announcement today that Connacht Gold Co-operative Society Ltd will propose a new name to shareholders which will be voted on by shareholders on 10th May. Following a number of years of ... Read More

30th December 2012

Connacht Gold acquires “Organic for Us” brand

Connacht Gold today announced that it has reached an agreement with The Different Dairy Company to acquire its Organic for Us brand. This announcement further strengthens Connacht Gold’s consumer food portfolio and follows on from the company’s acquisition of Donegal Creameries PLC’s milk business earlier this year. Based at Ireland’s largest organic ... Read More

15th December 2012

Santa at Connacht Gold Sligo on Sunday Dec 9th

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12th November 2012

Health & Wellbeing Night

Connacht Gold Consumer Foods in association with the National Dairy Council are delighted to host a Health & Wellbeing Evening in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on Thursday, November 29. MC for the evening is TV3’s Aidan Cooney and a professional line up of guests will promote both physical and ... Read More

12th June 2012

New Tea House at Connacht Gold Sligo

A Taste of Drumcliffe Tea House at Sligo store Connacht Gold is pleased to announce the arrival of “a taste of Drumcliffe Tea House” to our Sligo Store. Drumcliffe Tea House is already a widely known, popular establishment in Drumcliffe, County Sligo. Drumcliffe Tea House endeavours to carry their renowned reputation ... Read More

12th April 2012

New TV Campaign for Connacht Gold

Connacht Gold Consumer Foods business unit is launching a new ‘Low Fat Butter’ national TV advertising campaign commencing on April 15. The campaign is designed to demonstrate the real butter quality of Connacht Gold Low Fat and to distinguish from butter substitutes on the market.   The ten week campaign will include 30’ ... Read More

12th March 2012

Connacht Gold Westport Store opens its doors following €2.5m Investment

Connacht Gold Westport Store opens its doors following €2.5m Investment The Connacht Gold new ultra-modern multi-purpose store in Westport was officially opened on Saturday 24th March 2012. The co-op has invested €2.5 million in the expansion and redevelopment of the agri-retail store at the Lodge Road. The impressive new state of the ... Read More

30th October 2011

Connacht Gold Purchases Milk & Retail Store Businesses from Donegal Creameries plc

Connacht Gold Co-op has announced that it has acquired the milk and retail store businesses of Donegal Creameries plc. The acquisition involves the Donegal Creameries 120m litres milk pool, the liquid milk processing facility at Killygordon and 11 retail stores - nine in Donegal and two in Northern Ireland. ... Read More

11th May 2011

Connacht Gold Westport being featured on Irishtv

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12th April 2011

Connacht Gold ‘It’s Garden Time’ Event 2011

Over 600 turn out for Connacht Gold’s ‘It’s Garden Time!’ event in Ballina Connacht Gold and Bord Bia Aim to get Ireland Growing for Gold ... Read More

12th June 2010

Grow for Gold Competition Winners

Grow for Gold Competition Winners ... Read More


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