Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Published 18 February 19

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 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding.    

Monthly results for: Dec-18 Nov-18 Monthly Change % Change Dec-17 Annual Change % Change
Stock and Yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 193 192 2 0.9% 192 2 0.8%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 24.0 23.8 0.2 0.9% 24.1 -0.1 -0.5%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 5.8 6.1 -0.3 -5.7% 6.4 -0.7 -10.4%
% of total yield from forage 24% 26% -2% - 27% -3% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.25 4.27 -0.02 -0.4% 4.25 0.00 -0.1%
Protein (%) 3.37 3.44 -0.07 -2.0% 3.34 0.03 0.8%
Bactoscan (000) 30 29 0 0.6% 31 -2 -5.5%
Cell count (000) 155 160 -6 -3.6% 152 2 1.6%
Milk Price (ppl) 29.99 30.73 -0.74 -2.4% 31.18 -1.19 -3.8%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.35 0.36 0.00 -1.2% 0.35 0.00 1.4%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 249 246 4 1.5% 223 26 11.7%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 9.45 9.39 0.06 0.7% 8.42 1.04 12.3%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 132 132 0 0.3% 149 -17 -11.5%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.54 21.34 -0.80 -3.8% 22.76 -2.22 -9.8%

 

  Rolling Annual Averages     

Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales
Source: Kingshay
  

Rolling annual averages to: Dec-18 Dec-17 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  193 227 -34 -15.0%
Yield per cow (litres) 7,522 7,859 -337 -4.3%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,389 2,464 -75 -3.0%
% of total yield from forage 32% 31% 0.4% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.14 4.07 0.07 1.8%
Protein (%) 3.32 3.28 0.04 1.3%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.70 27.80 0.90 3.2%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.32 0.31 0.01 4.2%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 231 216 16 7.3%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 8.01 7.40 0.60 8.2%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1556 1603 -46 -2.9%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.69 20.39 0.30 1.5%

 


Dairy Costings Focus Report
  

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. 

 
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.