Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

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)

208

207

1

0.5%

203

1

0.5%

Yield per cow in milk (litres/day)

25.7

25.2

0.5

2.0%

24.6

1.1

4.5%

Yield from forage per cow (litres/day)

6.2

6.6

-0.4

-6.1%

6.0

0.2

3.3%

% of total yield from forage

24%

26%

-2%

-

24%

0%

-

Milk:

Butterfat (%)

4.19

4.16

0.03

0.7%

4.21

-0.02

-0.5%

Protein (%)

3.36

3.34

0.02

0.6%

3.35

0.01

0.3%

Bactoscan (000)

29

28

1

3.6%

27

2

7.4%

Cell count (000)

150

158

-8

-5.1%

159

-9

-5.7%

Milk Price (ppl)

31.14

30.74

0.40

1.3%

25.01

6.13

24.5%

Feed:

Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre)

0.35

0.34

0.01

2.9%

0.35

0.00

0.0%

Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne)

217

216

1

0.5%

204

13

6.4%

All purchased feed cost (ppl)

8.57

8.07

0.50

6.2%

7.78

0.79

10.2%

Margins:

MOPF per cow in herd (£)

151

152

-1

-0.7%

110

41

37.3%

MOPF per litre (p)

22.57

22.67

-0.10

-0.4%

17.23

5.34

31.0%

Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding

 Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Source: Kingshay

 Rolling Annual Averages

Rolling annual averages to:

Nov-17

Nov-16

Change

% Change

Stock and yields:

Cows in herd 

202

198

4

2.0%

Yield per cow (litres)

8,117

7,987

130

1.6%

Yield from forage per cow (litres)

2,541

2,594

-53

-2.0%

% of total yield from forage

31%

33%

-1.2%

-

Milk:

Butterfat ( %)

4.09

4.12

-0.03

-0.7%

Protein (%)

3.28

3.27

0.01

0.3%

Milk Price (ppl)

27.66

22.41

5.25

23.4%

Feed:

Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre)

0.31

0.31

0.00

0.0%

Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne)

215

202

13

6.4%

All purchased feed cost (ppl)

7.39

6.82

0.57

8.4%

Margins:

MOPF per cow in herd (£)

1,645

1,245

400

32.1%

MOPF per litre (p)

20.27

15.59

4.68

30.0%

 

 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding

Source: Kingshay

 

 The tables above show the average performance of herds using the Kingshay Dairy Manager costings service. Although the sample size Kingshay use to collect the data is relatively large, it does not necessarily reflect the trends and performance of UK dairy herds. It is also worth noting that retrospective adjustments to the data may also occur.

 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.

For regional Kingshay dairy information please click here. For Kingshay dairy costings in Wales please click here.

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.