Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Published 12 April 18

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 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding.

Monthly results for: Feb-18 Jan-18 Monthly Change % Change Feb-17 Annual Change % Change
Stock and Yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 206 189 17 8.9% 211 -4 -2.1%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 24.4 24.2 0.3 1.1% 24.2 0.2 0.8%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 6.1 6.7 -0.6 -9.2% 6.3 -0.2 -3.5%
% of total yield from forage 25% 28% -3% - 26% -1% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.20 4.23 -0.03 -0.7% 4.18 0.02 0.4%
Protein (%) 3.29 3.30 0.00 -0.1% 3.24 0.06 1.7%
Bactoscan (000) 25 28 -4 -12.5% 31 -6 -19.8%
Cell count (000) 152 150 2 1.1% 149 2 1.6%
Milk Price (ppl) 29.34 30.16 -0.82 -2.7% 27.37 1.98 7.2%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.35 0.34 0.01 4.4% 0.34 0.01 3.1%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 220 221 -1 -0.6% 213 6 2.9%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 8.42 8.19 0.23 2.8% 8.01 0.41 5.1%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 124 145 -21 -14.3% 112 13 11.4%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.93 21.98 -1.05 -4.8% 19.36 1.57 8.1%

Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Source: Kingshay

 Rolling Annual Averages 

Rolling annual averages to: Feb-18 Feb-17 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  191 216 -25 -11.5%
Yield per cow (litres) 7,638 7,547 91 1.2%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,584 2,488 96 3.9%
% of total yield from forage 34% 33% 0.9% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.09 4.09 0.00 0.0%
Protein (%) 3.30 3.26 0.04 1.3%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.49 22.25 6.25 28.1%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.31 0.31 0.00 -0.4%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 219 202 17 8.5%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.34 6.85 0.49 7.2%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1616 1162 454 39.0%
MOPF per litre (p) 21.16 15.40 5.76 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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