Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 10 July 19

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Monthly results for: May-19 Apr-19 Monthly Change % Change May-18 Annual Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 204 202 2 1.0% 202 2 1.0%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 27.9 27.7 0.2 0.7% 27.0 0.9 3.3%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 11.9 10.3 1.6 15.5% 10.9 1.0 9.2%
% of total yield from forage 43% 37% 6% - 40% 2% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 3.96 4.09 -0.13 -3.2% 3.99 -0.03 -0.8%
Protein (%) 3.34 3.36 -0.02 -0.6% 3.25 0.09 2.8%
Bactoscan (000) 22 25 -3 -12.0% 25 -3 -12.0%
Cell count (000) 159 159 0 0.0% 158 1 0.6%
Milk Price (ppl) 27.72 28.09 -0.37 -1.3% 26.63 1.09 4.1%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre) 0.26 0.29 -0.03 -10.3% 0.27 -0.01 -3.7%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 237 244 -7 -2.9% 227 10 4.4%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 6.82 7.62 -0.80 -10.5% 6.81 0.01 0.1%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 160 152 8 5.3% 147 13 8.8%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.90 20.47 0.43 2.1% 19.82 1.08 5.4%

Source: Kingshay    

Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding  

 Rolling Annual Averages        

Rolling annual averages to: May-19 May-18 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  206 206 0 0.0%
Yield per cow (litres) 8,405 8,231 174 2.1%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,552 2,443 109 4.5%
% of total yield from forage 30% 30% 0.7% -
Milk:
Butterfat ( %) 4.08 4.11 -0.03 -0.7%
Protein (%) 3.32 3.29 0.03 0.9%
Milk Price (ppl) 29.06 28.84 0.22 0.8%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.32 0.32 0.00 0.0%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 242 220 22 10.0%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 8.45 7.78 0.67 8.6%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1,732 1,734 -2 -0.1%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.61 21.07 -0.46 -2.2%

Kingshay Dairy Costings - National  

Source: Kingshay  

Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding 

 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 2017 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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Please note that figures for Organic, Jersey and Guernsey herds are available by contacting Kingshay or from the Kingshay Website. For further information or to contact Kingshay click here.