Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 10 May 17

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Monthly results for: Mar-17 Feb-17 Monthly Change % Change Mar-16 Annual Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 211 209 2 1.0% 208 3 1.4%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 26.7 26.6 0.1 0.4% 26.4 0.3 1.1%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 7.7 6.8 0.9 13.2% 8.1 -0.4 -4.9%
% of total yield from forage 29% 26% 3% 12.5% 31% -2% -6.2%
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.14 4.17 -0.03 -0.7% 4.24 -0.10 -2.4%
Protein (%) 3.24 3.26 -0.02 -0.6% 3.27 -0.03 -0.9%
Bactoscan (000) 25 27 -2 -7.4% 24 1 4.2%
Cell count (000) 154 152 2 1.3% 159 -5 -3.1%
Milk Price (ppl) 27.58 27.76 -0.18 -0.6% 23.57 4.01 17.0%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre) 0.32 0.34 -0.02 -5.9% 0.32 0.00 0.0%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 213 213 0 0.0% 199 14 7.0%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.64 7.99 -0.35 -4.4% 6.95 0.69 9.9%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 145 129 16 12.4% 120 25 20.8%
MOPF per litre (p) 19.94 19.77 0.17 0.9% 16.62 3.32 20.0%

Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding

 

Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

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Rolling Annual Averages 

Rolling annual averages to: Mar-17 Mar-16 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  203 200 3 1.5%
Yield per cow (litres) 8,028 8,256 -228 -2.8%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,526 2,639 -113 -4.3%
% of total yield from forage 32% 32% -0.5% -
Milk:
Butterfat ( %) 4.09 4.07 0.02 0.5%
Protein (%) 3.26 3.30 -0.04 -1.2%
Milk Price (ppl) 23.51 24.26 -0.75 -3.1%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.31 0.31 0.00 0.0%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 205 210 -5 -2.4%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.04 7.13 -0.09 -1.3%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1,322 1,414 -92 -6.5%
MOPF per litre (p) 16.47 17.13 -0.66 -3.9%

Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding

Source: Kingshay

 

The tables above show the average performance of herds using the Kingshay Dairy Manager costings service. Although the sample size Kingshay 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.

 

Dairy Costings Focus Report

Kingshay’s ‘Annual Dairy Costings Focus Report’ reviews milk price trends to March 2016 and ranks data by feed costs, yield from forage, region, yield band and herd size from Dairy Manager, with additional results from Kingshay’s Health Manager service, including fertility and cell counts. This report also includes information on Organic and Jersey and Guernsey herds. Electronic copies of the current and past issues can be accessed via the Kingshay website by clicking here.

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