Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 24 March 16

Promar Milkminder

 

  • Average yield per cow in January 2016 stood at 27.35 litres/day, an increase of 1.28 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for January 2016 stood at 23.38ppl, a decrease of 3.40ppl (12.7%) compared with the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed decreased in January 2016 by 2.34ppl (12.8%) to 15.99ppl compared with the same month last year.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in January 2016, there were 202 cows in herd, 8 less than January 2015. Of the 202 in herd, 173 (85.7%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 27.35 litres/day; an increase of 1.28 litres/day (4.9%) compared with the previous year. This has resulted in total milk produced standing at an average of 146,952 litres, an increase of 9,459 litres (6.9%) compared with January 2015.

The average milk price for January 2016 stood at 23.38ppl, 3.40ppl (12.7%) less than the previous year. Combining this with the current milk yield gives a total milk value of £34,352 which was £2,573 (7.0%) less than the previous year.

In January 2016 margin over purchased feed per cow decreased on the year to £116 from £120 (3.0%).

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

Monthly Averages

Stock:

 

Jan-16

Jan-15

Cows in herd

     

202

210

Cows in milk

    

173

170

Milk:

  

    

    

Total milk produced

Litres

146,952

137,493

Yield per cow in milk

litres/day

27.35

26.07

Yield from grazed forage

litres/day

 

 

Yield from all forage

litres/day

6.81

5.29

Milk price

ppl

23.38

26.78

Total milk value

£

34,352

36,925

Feed:

   

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.35

0.36

Concentrate price per tonne

£

202

224

Feed cost

ppl

7.38

8.52

Margins:

  

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

15.99

18.33

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

116

120

Source: Promar Milkminder

Promar MOPF monthly

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 2.5% (201 litres per cow) increase in the average yield per cow between January 2015 and January 2016, to a total of 8,278 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between January 2015 and January 2016 decreased by 6.87ppl (22.0%) to an average of 24.39ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending January 2016, the average herd size stood at 199, up 4 (2.0%) on last year.

The average rolling milk price decreased on the year by 6.87ppl (22.0%) to an average of 24.39ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £2,019 per cow, a decrease of £506 (20.0%) from the previous year.

Over the year from January 2015, the use of concentrates decreased marginally by 1.9% to 0.33kg per litre. The average price of concentrates decreased by £22 per tonne (9.5%) to £212 per tonne.

 

Annual Rolling Results

Stock:

   

Jan-16

Jan-15

Cows in herd

 

199

195

Calving percentage

%

96.6

94.4

Replacement rate

%

25.9

24.3

Milk:

   

 

 

Yield per cow in milk

litres

8,278

8,077

Yield from grazed forage

litres

1,361

1,117

Yield from all forage

litres

2,366

2,029

Milk price

ppl

24.39

31.25

Total milk value

£/cow

2,019

2,524

Feed:

    

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.33

0.34

Concentrate price per tonne

£

212

234

Feed cost per litre

p

7.27

8.35

Margins:

    

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

17.11

22.91

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

1,417

1,850

 

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.