Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Published 11 October 18

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 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding. 

 

Monthly results for: Aug-18 Jul-18 Monthly Change % Change Aug-17 Annual Change % Change
Stock and Yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 193 190 3 1.7% 190 3 1.6%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 24.0 23.5 0.4 1.9% 23.1 0.9 4.0%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 7.6 7.6 0.1 0.9% 8.7 -1.0 -11.8%
% of total yield from forage 32% 32% 0% - 38% -6% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.01 3.92 0.09 2.2% 4.01 0.00 0.0%
Protein (%) 3.30 3.21 0.09 2.7% 3.31 -0.01 -0.3%
Bactoscan (000) 26 25 1 6.0% 26 0 1.4%
Cell count (000) 181 171 10 6.1% 175 6 3.3%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.90 27.56 1.34 4.9% 27.96 0.94 3.4%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.32 0.31 0.01 3.2% 0.29 0.02 7.5%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 237 235 2 0.9% 218 19 8.8%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 8.06 7.80 0.26 3.3% 6.81 1.25 18.3%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 128 122 6 5.3% 126 2 1.8%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.85 19.76 1.09 5.5% 21.15 -0.31 -1.4%

 

 

 


 
Rolling Annual Averages     

Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales
Source: Kingshay
 

 

Rolling annual averages to: Aug-18 Aug-17 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  194 201 -7 -3.7%
Yield per cow (litres) 7,598 7,430 167 2.3%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,391 2,568 -176 -6.9%
% of total yield from forage 31% 35% -3.1% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.12 4.09 0.03 0.7%
Protein (%) 3.29 3.28 0.01 0.4%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.80 25.55 3.25 12.7%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.32 0.31 0.01 3.9%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 225 212 13 6.2%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.79 7.02 0.77 11.0%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1597 1377 219 15.9%
MOPF per litre (p) 21.01 18.53 2.48 13.4%

 

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. 

Dairy Costings Focus Report
 

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

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Please note that figures for Organic, Jersey and Guernsey herds are available by contacting Kingshay or from the Kingshay Website. For further information or to contact Kingshay click here.