Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 22 September 16

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  • Average yield per cow in July 2016 stood at 25.10 litres/day, a decrease of 0.64 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for July 2016 stood at 21.10ppl, a decrease of 2.65ppl (11.2%) compared with the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed decreased in July 2016 by 2.34ppl (13.2%) to 15.47ppl compared with the same month last year.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in July 2016, there were 204 cows in herd, 12 more than July 2015. Of the 204 in herd, 174 (85.2%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 25.1 litres/day; a decrease of 0.64 litres/day (2.5%) compared with the previous year. The total milk produced stood at an average of 135,579 litres, an increase of 4,565 litres (3.5%) compared with July 2015.

The average milk price for July 2016 stood at 21.10ppl, 2.65ppl (11.2%) less than the previous year. Combining this with the current milk yield gives a total milk value of £28,609 which was £2,507 (8.1%) less than the previous year.

In July 2016 margin over purchased feed per cow decreased on the year to £103 from £121 (15.5%).

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

 

Monthly Averages
Stock:   Jul-16 Jul-15
Cows in herd       204 192
Cows in milk      174 164
Milk:             
Total milk produced Litres 135,579 131,015
Yield per cow in milk litres/day 25.10 25.74
Yield from grazed forage litres/day 6.55 7.61
Yield from all forage litres/day 9.59 10.34
Milk price ppl 21.10 23.75
Total milk value £ 28,609 31,116
Feed:        
Concentrate use kg/litre 0.29 0.28
Concentrate price per tonne £ 192 208
Feed cost ppl 5.64 5.94
Margins:       
Margin over purchased feed ppl 15.47 17.81
Margin over purchased feed / cow £ 103 121

 

Promar MOPF monthly

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 2.1% (169 litres per cow) increase in the average yield per cow between July 2015 and July 2016, to a total of 8,282 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between July 2015 and July 2016 decreased by 3.97ppl (14.8%) to an average of 22.80ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending July 2016, the average herd size stood at 206, up 14 (7.6%) on last year.

The average rolling milk price decreased on the year by 3.97ppl (14.8%) to an average of 22.80ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £1,888 per cow, a decrease of £284 (13.1%) from the previous year.

Over the year from July 2015, the use of concentrates did not change and remained at 0.33kg per litre. The average price of concentrates decreased by £21 per tonne (9.7%) to £200 per tonne.

Annual Rolling Results
Stock:     Jul-16 Jul-15
Cows in herd   206 191
Calving percentage % 98.4 95.0
Replacement rate % 27.2 24.9
Milk:        
Yield per cow in milk litres 8,282 8,113
Yield from grazed forage litres 1,135 1,198
Yield from all forage litres 2,496 2,359
Milk price ppl 22.80 26.77
Total milk value £/cow 1,888 2,172
Feed:         
Concentrate use kg/litre 0.33 0.33
Concentrate price per tonne £ 200 221
Feed cost per litre p 6.73 7.55
Margins:         
Margin over purchased feed ppl 16.07 19.22
Margin over purchased feed / cow £ 1,331 1,559

 

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.