Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 15 July 16

Promar Milkminder

  • Average yield per cow in May 2016 stood at 27.18 litres/day, a decrease of 0.21 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for May 2016 stood at 21.05ppl, a decrease of 3.08ppl (12.8%) compared with the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed decreased in May 2016 by 1.92ppl (10.6%) to 16.19ppl compared with the same month last year.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in May 2016, there were 200 cows in herd, 7 more than May 2015. Of the 200 in herd, 177 (88.5%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 27.18 litres/day; a decrease of 0.21 litres/day (0.8%) compared with the previous year. The larger herd size has resulted in total milk produced standing at an average of 149,032 litres, an increase of 4,526 litres (3.1%) compared with May 2015.

The average milk price for May 2016 stood at 21.05ppl, 3.08ppl (12.8%) less than the previous year. Combining this with the current milk yield gives a total milk value of £31,502 which was £3,364 (9.6%) less than the previous year.

In May 2016 margin over purchased feed per cow decreased on the year to £121 from £136 (11.0%).

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

 

Monthly Averages

Stock:

 

May-16

May-15

Cows in herd

     

200

193

Cows in milk

    

177

170

Milk:

  

    

    

Total milk produced

Litres

149,032

144,506

Yield per cow in milk

litres/day

27.18

27.39

Yield from grazed forage

litres/day

8.3

9.3

Yield from all forage

litres/day

12.67

11.09

Milk price

ppl

21.05

24.13

Total milk value

£

31,502

34,867

Feed:

   

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.25

0.27

Concentrate price per tonne

£

193

212

Feed cost

ppl

4.95

6.02

Margins:

  

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

16.19

18.11

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

121

136

Source: Promar Milkminder

Promar MOPF monthly

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 2.9% (234 litres per cow) increase in the average yield per cow between May 2015 and May 2016, to a total of 8,316 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between May 2015 and May 2016 decreased by 4.34ppl (15.4%) to an average of 23.78ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending May 2016, the average herd size stood at 200, up 10 (5.0%) on last year.

The average rolling milk price decreased on the year by 4.34ppl (15.4%) to an average of 23.78ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £1,977 per cow, a decrease of £295 (13.0%) from the previous year.

Over the year from May 2015, the use of concentrates decreased marginally by 4.3% to 0.32kg per litre. The average price of concentrates decreased by £23 per tonne (10.4%) to £201 per tonne.

 

Annual Rolling Results

Stock:

   

May-16

May-15

Cows in herd

 

200

190

Calving percentage

%

96.9

96.1

Replacement rate

%

26.5

24.4

Milk:

   

 

 

Yield per cow in milk

litres

8,316

8,082

Yield from grazed forage

litres

1,147

1,153

Yield from all forage

litres

2,621

2,179

Milk price

ppl

23.78

28.11

Total milk value

£/cow

1,977

2,272

Feed:

    

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.32

0.34

Concentrate price per tonne

£

201

225

Feed cost per litre

p

6.70

7.87

Margins:

    

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

17.07

20.24

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

1,420

1,636

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.