Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Published 11 June 18

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 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding.

 

Monthly results for: Apr-18 Mar-18 Monthly Change % Change Apr-17 Annual Change % Change
Stock and Yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 192 191 0 0.2% 196 -5 -2.4%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 24.5 23.7 0.7 3.2% 25.3 -0.9 -3.5%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 8.8 6.8 1.9 28.3% 10.4 -1.6 -15.6%
% of total yield from forage 36% 29% 7% - 41% -5% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.21 4.27 -0.06 -1.3% 4.08 0.13 3.2%
Protein (%) 3.27 3.30 -0.03 -0.8% 3.30 -0.03 -0.9%
Bactoscan (000) 30 29 1 1.9% 25 4 17.0%
Cell count (000) 153 152 2 1.2% 159 -6 -3.8%
Milk Price (ppl) 26.62 27.89 -1.27 -4.5% 26.41 0.21 0.8%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.30 0.34 -0.03 -9.3% 0.28 0.03 9.6%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 228 222 5 2.4% 216 12 5.6%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.43 8.09 -0.67 -8.2% 6.42 1.01 15.7%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 125 125 0 0.0% 134 -9 -6.9%
MOPF per litre (p) 19.20 19.80 -0.60 -3.0% 19.99 -0.79 -4.0%


Kingshay Dairy Costings - WalesSource: Kingshay

 Rolling Annual Averages 

Rolling annual averages to: Apr-18 Apr-17 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  191 215 -23 -10.9%
Yield per cow (litres) 7,509 7,489 20 0.3%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,581 2,521 60 2.4%
% of total yield from forage 34% 34% 0.7% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.12 4.08 0.04 0.9%
Protein (%) 3.31 3.27 0.04 1.3%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.62 23.04 5.58 24.2%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.31 0.31 0.00 0.5%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 221 203 17 8.5%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.34 6.82 0.52 7.6%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1598 1215 384 31.6%
MOPF per litre (p) 21.29 16.22 5.07 31.2%
Rolling annual averages to: Mar-18 Mar-17 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  198 213 -15 -7.0%
Yield per cow (litres) 7,591 7,531 61 0.8%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,575 2,511 63 2.5%
% of total yield from forage 34% 33% 0.6% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.10 4.09 0.01 0.2%
Protein (%) 3.30 3.26 0.04 1.2%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.58 22.56 6.02 26.7%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.31 0.31 0.00 0.2%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 219 203 17 8.3%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.36 6.82 0.53 7.8%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1611 1185 426 36.0%
MOPF per litre (p) 21.23 15.74 5.49 34.9%


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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