Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Published 10 October 19

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 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding.         

Monthly results for: Aug-19 Jul-19 Monthly Change % Change Aug-18 Annual Change % Change
Stock and Yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 194 183 10 5.7% 187 7 3.7%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 23.9 24.2 -0.4 -1.5% 23.4 0.5 2.0%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 9.5 10.6 -1.1 -10.2% 7.6 1.9 24.4%
% of total yield from forage 40% 44% -4% - 33% 7% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.06 3.93 0.13 3.3% 4.02 0.04 0.9%
Protein (%) 3.32 3.31 0.01 0.3% 3.30 0.02 0.6%
Bactoscan (000) 24 26 -3 -10.0% 26 -3 -10.8%
Cell count (000) 176 171 5 2.8% 185 -9 -4.8%
Milk Price (ppl) 27.74 27.20 0.54 2.0% 28.70 -0.95 -3.3%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.29 0.27 0.02 7.7% 0.31 -0.03 -8.4%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 238 237 1 0.4% 236 2 0.9%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.18 6.61 0.57 8.6% 7.93 -0.75 -9.5%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 128 128 0 0.1% 125 3 2.1%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.56 20.59 -0.03 -0.2% 20.76 -0.20 -1.0%

 Source: Kingshay 

 Rolling Annual Averages      

Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales
        

Rolling annual averages to: Aug-19 Aug-18 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  183 194 -11 -5.7%
Yield per cow (litres) 7,766 7,598 169 2.2%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,668 2,391 277 11.6%
% of total yield from forage 34% 31% 2.9% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.11 4.12 -0.01 -0.3%
Protein (%) 3.35 3.29 0.06 1.7%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.55 28.80 -0.25 -0.9%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.31 0.32 -0.01 -2.5%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 245 225 20 9.1%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 8.17 7.79 0.39 4.9%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1582 1597 -14 -0.9%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.37 21.01 -0.64 -3.0%

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


 
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. 

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