Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 24 August 16

Promar Milkminder

 

  • Average yield per cow in June 2016 stood at 25.76 litres/day, a decrease of 1.13 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for June 2016 stood at 20.64ppl, a decrease of 3.29ppl (13.8%) compared with the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed decreased in June 2016 by 2.38ppl (13.4%) to 15.47ppl compared with the same month last year.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in June 2016, there were 200 cows in herd, 4 more than June 2015. Of the 200 in herd, 174 (87.3%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 25.76 litres/day; a decrease of 1.13 litres/day (4.2%) compared with the previous year. Despite the larger herd size, total milk produced stood at an average of 134,568 litres, a decrease of 3,251 litres (2.4%) compared with June 2015.

The average milk price for June 2016 stood at 20.64ppl, 3.29ppl (13.8%) less than the previous year. Combining this with the current milk yield gives a total milk value of £27,769 which was £5,206 (15.8%) less than the previous year.

In June 2016 margin over purchased feed per cow decreased on the year to £104 from £126 (17.0%).

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

Monthly Averages

Stock:

 

Jun-16

Jun-15

Cows in herd

     

200

196

Cows in milk

    

174

171

Milk:

  

    

    

Total milk produced

Litres

134,568

137,819

Yield per cow in milk

litres/day

25.76

26.90

Yield from grazed forage

litres/day

7.95

8.57

Yield from all forage

litres/day

11.12

10.64

Milk price

ppl

20.64

23.93

Total milk value

£

27,769

32,975

Feed:

   

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.27

0.28

Concentrate price per tonne

£

190

211

Feed cost

ppl

5.16

6.07

Margins:

  

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

15.47

17.86

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

104

126

Promar MOPF monthly

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 1.0% (84 litres per cow) increase in the average yield per cow between June 2015 and June 2016, to a total of 8,241 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between June 2015 and June 2016 decreased by 4.45ppl (16.2%) to an average of 23.09ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending June 2016, the average herd size stood at 200, up 7 (3.5%) on last year.

The average rolling milk price decreased on the year by 4.45ppl (16.2%) to an average of 23.09ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £1,903 per cow, a decrease of £343 (15.3%) from the previous year.

Over the year from June 2015, the use of concentrates decreased marginally by 5.0% to 0.32kg per litre. The average price of concentrates decreased by £23 per tonne (10.2%) to £201 per tonne.

Annual Rolling Results

Stock:

   

Jun-16

Jun-15

Cows in herd

 

200

194

Calving percentage

%

96.0

95.6

Replacement rate

%

26.6

24.6

Milk:

   

 

 

Yield per cow in milk

litres

8,241

8,157

Yield from grazed forage

litres

1,169

1,171

Yield from all forage

litres

2,634

2,235

Milk price

ppl

23.09

27.54

Total milk value

£/cow

1,903

2,246

Feed:

    

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.32

0.34

Concentrate price per tonne

£

201

224

Feed cost per litre

p

6.63

7.82

Margins:

    

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

16.46

19.72

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

1,356

1,609

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.