Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 19 May 16

Promar Milkminder

 

  • Average yield per cow in March 2016 stood at 27.41 litres/day, an increase of 0.54 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for March 2016 stood at 22.92ppl, a decrease of 2.93ppl (11.3%) compared with the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed decreased in March 2016 by 1.79ppl (10.1%) to 15.82ppl compared with the same month last year.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in March 2016, there were 206 cows in herd, 11 more than March 2015. Of the 206 in herd, 181 (87.7%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 27.41 litres/day; an increase of 0.54 litres/day (2.0%) compared with the previous year. This has resulted in total milk produced standing at an average of 153,655 litres, an increase of 11,771 litres (8.3%) compared with March 2015.

The average milk price for March 2016 stood at 22.92ppl, 2.93ppl (11.3%) less than the previous year. Combining this with the current milk yield gives a total milk value of £35,211 which was £1,459 (4.0%) less than the previous year.

In March 2016 margin over purchased feed per cow decreased on the year to £118 from £128 (7.7%).

Note: differences in text may not agree with values in table on account of rounding of reported values.

Monthly Averages

Stock:

 

Mar-16

Mar-15

Cows in herd

     

206

196

Cows in milk

    

181

170

Milk:

  

    

    

Total milk produced

Litres

153,655

141,884

Yield per cow in milk

litres/day

27.41

26.88

Yield from grazed forage

litres/day

0.0

0.0

Yield from all forage

litres/day

7.62

6.60

Milk price

ppl

22.92

25.84

Total milk value

£

35,211

36,669

Feed:

   

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.34

0.35

Concentrate price per tonne

£

201

226

Feed cost

ppl

7.09

8.23

Margins:

  

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

15.82

17.61

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

118

128

Source: Promar Milkminder

Promar MOPF monthly

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 2.2% (183 litres per cow) increase in the average yield per cow between March 2015 and March 2016, to a total of 8,357 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between March 2015 and March 2016 decreased by 5.66ppl (19.0%) to an average of 24.07ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending March 2016, the average herd size stood at 204, up 12 (6.2%) on last year.

The average rolling milk price decreased on the year by 5.66ppl (19.0%) to an average of 24.07ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £2,011 per cow, a decrease of £419 (17.2%) from the previous year.

Over the year from March 2015, the use of concentrates decreased marginally by 2.3% to 0.33kg per litre. The average price of concentrates decreased by £24 per tonne (10.4%) to £207 per tonne. 

Annual Rolling Results

Stock:

   

Mar-16

Mar-15

Cows in herd

 

204

192

Calving percentage

%

99.4

96.1

Replacement rate

%

26.1

25.0

Milk:

   

 

 

Yield per cow in milk

litres

8,357

8,174

Yield from grazed forage

litres

1,322

1,298

Yield from all forage

litres

2,527

2,206

Milk price

ppl

24.07

29.73

Total milk value

£/cow

2,011

2,430

Feed:

    

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.33

0.34

Concentrate price per tonne

£

207

231

Feed cost per litre

p

6.98

8.10

Margins:

    

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

17.09

21.63

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

1,428

1,768

 

Source: Promar Milkminder

Promar MOPF rolling

The tables above show the average performance of herds using Promar Milkminder data. When using Promar data, it must be noted that a certain amount of caution should be taken. Although the sample size Promar 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. For more detailed information or to contact Promar click here.