Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 14 January 16

Promar Milkminder

  • Average yield per cow in November 2015 stood at 25.60 litres/day, an increase of 0.92 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for November 2015 stood at 25.06ppl, a decrease of 4.09ppl (14.0%) compared with the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed decreased in November 2015 by 2.62ppl (13.0%) to 17.56ppl compared with the same month last year.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in November 2015, there were 199 cows in herd, 9 more than November 2014. Of the 199 in herd, 169 (84.9%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 25.60 litres/day; an increase of 0.92 litres/day (3.7%) compared with the previous year. This has resulted in total milk produced standing at an average of 129,916 litres, an increase of 10,379 litres (8.7%) compared with November 2014.

The average milk price for November 2015 stood at 25.06ppl, 4.09ppl (14.0%) less than the previous year. Combining this with the current milk yield gives a total milk value of £32,551 which was £2,287 (6.6%) less than the previous year.

In November 2015 margin over purchased feed per cow decreased on the year to £114 from £127 (9.7%).

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

Monthly Averages

Stock:

 

Nov-15

Nov-14

Cows in herd

     

199

190

Cows in milk

    

169

161

Milk:

  

    

    

Total milk produced

Litres

129,916

119,538

Yield per cow in milk

litres/day

25.60

24.67

Yield from grazed forage

litres/day

0.0

0.0

Yield from all forage

litres/day

6.30

4.35

Milk price

ppl

25.06

29.14

Total milk value

£

32,551

34,837

Feed:

   

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.36

0.39

Concentrate price per tonne

£

203

223

Feed cost

ppl

7.50

8.96

Margins:

  

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

17.56

20.18

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

114

127

Source: Promar Milkminder

Promar MOPF monthly

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 0.7% (56 litres per cow) rise in the average yield per cow between November 2014 and November 2015, to a total of 8,196 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between November 2014 and November 2015 decreased by 7.05ppl (21.8%) to an average of 25.30ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending November 2015, the average herd size stood at 196 remaining static on last year.

The average rolling milk price decreased on the year by 7.05ppl (21.8%) to an average of 25.30ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £2,074 per cow, a decrease of £559.61 (21.3%) from the previous year.

Over the year from November 2014, the use of concentrates decreased marginally by 3.6% to 0.33kg per litre. The average price of concentrates decreased by £23.38 per tonne (9.8%) to £215 per tonne.

 

Annual Rolling Results

Stock:

   

Nov-15

Nov-14

Cows in herd

 

196

186

Calving percentage

%

95.3

94.3

Replacement rate

%

25.2

23.8

Milk:

   

 

 

Yield per cow in milk

litres

8,196

8,140

Yield from grazed forage

litres

1,409

1,172

Yield from all forage

litres

2,534

2,163

Milk price

ppl

25.30

32.35

Total milk value

£/cow

2,074

2,633

Feed:

    

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.33

0.34

Concentrate price per tonne

£

215

238

Feed cost per litre

p

7.19

8.40

Margins:

    

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

18.11

23.95

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

1,484

1,949

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.