Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Published 9 November 18

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 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding.  

Monthly results for: Sep-18 Aug-18 Monthly Change % Change Sep-17 Annual Change % Change
Stock and Yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 203 194 9 4.6% 204 -1 -0.5%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 22.9 23.3 -0.4 -1.7% 23.3 -0.4 -1.7%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 7.1 7.6 -0.5 -6.6% 7.8 -0.7 -9.4%
% of total yield from forage 31% 33% -2% - 34% -3% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.10 4.03 0.07 1.7% 4.13 -0.03 -0.7%
Protein (%) 3.39 3.29 0.10 3.0% 3.37 0.02 0.6%
Bactoscan (000) 30 27 3 11.1% 26 4 15.6%
Cell count (000) 191 186 5 2.7% 173 18 10.3%
Milk Price (ppl) 29.94 28.73 1.21 4.2% 29.51 0.43 1.4%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.33 0.31 0.02 6.5% 0.32 0.01 4.8%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 236 236 0 0.0% 209 27 12.7%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 8.35 7.93 0.42 5.3% 7.08 1.27 17.9%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 123 125 -2 -1.6% 132 -9 -7.2%
MOPF per litre (p) 21.59 20.81 0.78 3.7% 22.43 -0.84 -3.7%



 
Rolling Annual Averages     

Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales
Source: Kingshay
 

Rolling annual averages to: Sep-18 Sep-17 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  193 197 -4 -2.2%
Yield per cow (litres) 7,458 7,521 -63 -0.8%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,382 2,580 -198 -7.7%
% of total yield from forage 32% 34% -2.3% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.13 4.09 0.04 0.9%
Protein (%) 3.29 3.28 0.01 0.2%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.79 26.07 2.72 10.4%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.32 0.31 0.01 4.2%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 226 214 12 5.7%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.76 7.08 0.68 9.6%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1568 1428 140 9.8%
MOPF per litre (p) 21.03 18.99 2.04 10.8%


Kingshay’s ‘Annual Dairy Costings Focus Report’ reviews milk price trends to March 2017 and ranks data by feed costs, yield from forage, region, yield band and herd size from Dairy Manager, with additional results from Kingshay’s Health Manager service, including fertility and cell counts. This report also includes information on Organic and Jersey and Guernsey herds. Electronic copies of the current and past issues can be accessed via the Kingshay website by
clicking here. 

Dairy Costings Focus Report
 

Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding. 
Source: Kingshay

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Please note that figures for Organic, Jersey and Guernsey herds are available by contacting Kingshay or from the Kingshay Website. For further information or to contact Kingshay click here.