Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Published 12 December 18

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 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding.  

 

Monthly results for: Oct-18 Sep-18 Monthly Change % Change Oct-17 Annual Change % Change
Stock and Yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 195 183 12 6.6% 196 -1 -0.4%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 23.9 23.2 0.7 3.0% 23.1 0.7 3.2%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 6.1 7.0 -0.8 -12.0% 7.0 -0.8 -11.9%
% of total yield from forage 26% 30% -4% - 30% -4% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.18 4.10 0.09 2.1% 4.20 -0.01 -0.3%
Protein (%) 3.45 3.40 0.05 1.5% 3.35 0.10 3.1%
Bactoscan (000) 27 27 -1 -2.5% 29 -2 -7.7%
Cell count (000) 175 184 -9 -4.8% 163 12 7.1%
Milk Price (ppl) 30.58 29.85 0.73 2.5% 30.73 -0.16 -0.5%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.35 0.33 0.02 5.9% 0.33 0.02 5.1%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 245 236 9 3.7% 216 30 13.7%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 9.38 8.43 0.95 11.3% 7.76 1.62 20.8%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 133 123 9 7.4% 141 -9 -6.1%
MOPF per litre (p) 21.20 21.41 -0.22 -1.0% 22.97 -1.77 -7.7%

  Rolling Annual Averages     


Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales
Source: Kingshay
 

 

Rolling annual averages to: Oct-18 Oct-17 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  187 194 -6 -3.3%
Yield per cow (litres) 7,486 7,439 47 0.6%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,365 2,557 -193 -7.5%
% of total yield from forage 32% 34% -2.8% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.13 4.10 0.03 0.8%
Protein (%) 3.31 3.29 0.02 0.5%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.77 26.82 1.96 7.3%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.32 0.31 0.01 4.7%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 229 215 14 6.3%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.92 7.12 0.80 11.2%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1562 1466 96 6.5%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.86 19.70 1.16 5.9%

 

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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