Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Published 7 February 18

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Monthly results for: Nov-17 Oct-17 Monthly Change % Change Nov-16 Annual Change % Change
Stock and Yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 194 196 -2 -1.0% 199 -5 -2.6%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 23.2 23.1 0.1 0.5% 22.3 1.0 4.3%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 5.9 7.0 -1.0 -14.8% 5.5 0.4 7.9%
% of total yield from forage 26% 30% -5% - 25% 1% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.21 4.20 0.01 0.3% 4.25 -0.04 -1.0%
Protein (%) 3.34 3.35 -0.01 -0.3% 3.35 -0.01 -0.3%
Bactoscan (000) 31 29 2 7.8% 30 1 3.7%
Cell count (000) 157 163 -6 -3.8% 158 -1 -0.9%
Milk Price (ppl) 30.92 30.73 0.19 0.6% 24.74 6.18 25.0%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.35 0.33 0.02 5.6% 0.36 0.00 -0.9%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 222 216 6 3.0% 206 16 7.8%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 8.47 7.76 0.70 9.1% 8.01 0.46 5.7%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 136 141 -5 -3.7% 96 40 42.4%
MOPF per litre (p) 22.45 22.97 -0.52 -2.2% 16.73 5.72 34.2%

 

 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding

 Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Source: Kingshay

 Rolling Annual Averages 

 

Rolling annual averages to: Nov-17 Nov-16 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  201 192 10 5.1%
Yield per cow (litres) 7,490 7,406 84 1.1%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,520 2,629 -109 -4.1%
% of total yield from forage 34% 36% -1.8% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.09 4.14 -0.05 -1.1%
Protein (%) 3.29 3.27 0.01 0.4%
Milk Price (ppl) 27.31 21.21 6.09 28.7%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.31 0.30 0.00 0.8%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 215 201 14 7.0%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.19 6.58 0.62 9.4%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1507 1084 423 39.0%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.12 14.64 5.48 37.4%

Source: Kingshay

Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding

 

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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