Kingshay Dairy Costings - Regional

Published 20 April 16

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  • The average* milk price in February 2016 across all regions stood at 23.94ppl compared with an average of 26.54ppl in February 2015. All regions saw a decrease in milk price compared with the previous year, the largest decrease was seen in Wales at 3.00ppl (12.0%).
  • Between February 2015 and 2016, all regions saw an increase in daily yield per cow.  The largest percentage increase in was seen in the Midlands at 1.6 litres/day (6.4%).
  • The yield from forage also increased on the year across all regions. The largest volume increase was in the South East at 2.72 litres/day (36.7%).

* Prices reported as averages across regions are unweighted.

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Note: differences in text may not agree with values in table due to rounding.

Results by Region

Monthly results

Daily yield per cow (litres/day)

Yield from forage per cow (litres/day)

Milk price (ppl)

 

Feb-16

Feb-15

Feb-16

Feb-15

Feb-16

Feb-15

South West

26.2

25.0

8.1

6.8

24.37

27.23

South

27.5

26.6

8.6

7.3

26.00

28.15

South East

27.4

27.0

10.1

7.4

24.75

26.94

Midlands

26.9

25.3

7.0

5.1

23.87

26.72

North, Scotland & Ireland

27.2

26.5

5.4

3.2

22.72

25.26

Wales

24.2

23.5

7.0

6.1

21.96

24.96

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 2015 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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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.