Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 25 August 15

Promar Milkminder

  • Average yield per cow in June 2015 stood at 26.90 litres/day, an increase of 0.78 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for June 2015 stood at 23.93ppl, a decrease of 7.89ppl (24.8%) compared with the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed decreased in June 2015 by 6.42ppl (26.5%) to 17.86ppl compared with the same month last year.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in June 2015, there were 196 cows in herd, 8 more than in June 2014. Of the 196 in herd, 171 (87.2%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 26.90 litres/day; an increase of 0.78 litres/day (3.0%) compared with the previous year. This has resulted in total milk produced standing at an average of 137,819 litres, an increase of 8,965 litres (7.0%) compared with June 2014.

The average milk price for June 2015 stood at 23.93ppl, 7.89ppl (24.8%) less than the previous year. Combining this with the current milk yield gives a total milk value of £32,975 which was £8,024 (19.6%) less than the previous year.

Concentrate use declined marginally by 6.3% over the year at 0.28kg per litre in June 2015. The price decreased from £242 per tonne in June 2014 to £211 per tonne in June 2015. Feed costs decreased to 6.07ppl from 7.54ppl (19.5%) on the year.

In June 2015 margin over purchased feed per cow decreased on the year to £126 from £166 (24.5%).

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

Monthly Averages

Stock:

 

Jun-15

Jun-14

Cows in herd

     

196

188

Cows in milk

    

171

164

Milk:

  

    

    

Total milk produced

Litres

137,819

128,855

Yield per cow in milk

litres/day

26.90

26.12

Yield from grazed forage

litres/day

8.6

6.6

Yield from all forage

litres/day

10.64

8.65

Milk price

ppl

23.93

31.82

Total milk value

£

32,975

40,998

Feed:

   

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.28

0.30

Concentrate price per tonne

£

211

242

Feed cost

ppl

6.07

7.54

Margins:

  

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

17.86

24.28

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

126

166

 Source: Promar Milkminder

 Promar MOPF monthly

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 0.4% (30 litres per cow) increase in the average yield per cow between June 2014 and June 2015, to a total of 8,157 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between June 2014 and June 2015 decreased by 5.76ppl (17.3%) to an average of 27.54ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending June 2015, the average herd size stood at 194, which was a 4.8% (9 head) increase from last year.

The average rolling milk price decreased on the year by 5.76ppl (17.3%) to an average of 27.54ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £2,246 per cow, a decrease of £459.52 (17.0%) from the previous year.

Over the year from June 2014, the use of concentrates increased marginally by 0.9% to 0.34kg per litre. The average price of concentrates decreased by £23.99 per tonne (9.7%) to £224 per tonne.

Annual Rolling Results

Stock:

   

Jun-15

Jun-14

Cows in herd

 

194

185

Calving percentage

%

95.6

95.8

Replacement rate

%

24.6

23.4

Milk:

   

 

 

Yield per cow in milk

litres

8,157

8,126

Yield from grazed forage

litres

1,171

1,090

Yield from all forage

litres

2,235

2,165

Milk price

ppl

27.54

33.30

Total milk value

£/cow

2,246

2,706

Feed:

    

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.34

0.33

Concentrate price per tonne

£

224

248

Feed cost per litre

p

7.82

8.68

Margins:

    

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

19.72

24.61

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

1,609

2,000

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.