Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Published 10 April 19

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 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding.        

Monthly results for: Feb-19 Jan-19 Monthly Change % Change Feb-18 Annual Change % Change
Stock and Yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 183 179 3 1.9% 191 -8 -4.4%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 26.0 24.9 1.1 4.3% 24.1 1.9 8.0%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 7.5 7.0 0.5 6.7% 6.4 1.1 17.7%
% of total yield from forage 29% 28% 1% - 26% 2% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.18 4.19 -0.01 -0.3% 4.23 -0.05 -1.2%
Protein (%) 3.30 3.32 -0.01 -0.4% 3.30 0.01 0.2%
Bactoscan (000) 26 28 -2 -5.6% 27 -1 -2.9%
Cell count (000) 155 159 -4 -2.3% 152 3 2.0%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.94 28.92 0.01 0.1% 29.29 -0.36 -1.2%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.33 0.34 0.00 -1.3% 0.35 -0.01 -3.7%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 248 246 2 1.0% 222 27 12.0%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 8.99 8.97 0.02 0.2% 8.30 0.68 8.2%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 128 134 -7 -4.9% 123 5 3.8%
MOPF per litre (p) 19.95 19.95 0.00 0.0% 20.99 -1.04 -5.0%

 Rolling Annual Averages     

Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales
Source: Kingshay
     

Rolling annual averages to: Feb-19 Feb-18 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  182 191 -9 -4.8%
Yield per cow (litres) 7,655 7,638 18 0.2%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,398 2,584 -187 -7.2%
% of total yield from forage 31% 34% -2.5% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.11 4.09 0.01 0.3%
Protein (%) 3.31 3.30 0.01 0.4%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.35 28.49 -0.14 -0.5%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.32 0.31 0.01 3.5%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 239 219 20 9.0%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 8.28 7.34 0.95 12.9%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1536 1616 -80 -4.9%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.07 21.16 -1.09 -5.1%

 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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