Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 12 October 17

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Monthly results for:

Aug-17

Jul-17

Monthly Change

% Change

Aug-16

Annual Change

% Change

Stock and yields:

Cows in herd (end of month)

205

205

0

0.0%

200

5

2.5%

Yield per cow in milk (litres/day)

25.3

25.4

-0.1

-0.4%

24.3

1.0

4.1%

Yield from forage per cow (litres/day)

8.6

9.5

-0.9

-9.5%

8.6

0.0

0.0%

% of total yield from forage

34%

37%

-3%

-

35%

-1%

-

Milk:

Butterfat (%)

4.01

3.94

0.07

1.8%

3.98

0.03

0.8%

Protein (%)

3.29

3.22

0.07

2.2%

3.24

0.05

1.5%

Bactoscan (000)

24

23

1

4.3%

25

-1

-4.0%

Cell count (000)

175

176

-1

-0.6%

179

-4

-2.2%

Milk Price (ppl)

28.37

27.31

1.06

3.9%

21.43

6.94

32.4%

Feed:

Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre)

0.30

0.28

0.02

7.1%

0.30

0.00

0.0%

Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne)

216

214

2

0.9%

195

21

10.8%

All purchased feed cost (ppl)

6.94

6.49

0.45

6.9%

6.34

0.60

9.5%

Margins:

MOPF per cow in herd (£)

137

134

3

2.2%

94

43

45.7%

MOPF per litre (p)

21.43

20.82

0.61

2.9%

15.09

6.34

42.0%

Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding

 

Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Source: Kingshay

 Rolling Annual Averages 

Rolling annual averages to:

Aug-17

Aug-16

Change

% Change

Stock and yields:

Cows in herd 

203

199

4

2.0%

Yield per cow (litres)

8,091

8,135

-44

-0.5%

Yield from forage per cow (litres)

2,588

2,700

-112

-4.1%

% of total yield from forage

32%

33%

-1.2%

-

Milk:

Butterfat ( %)

4.09

4.11

-0.02

-0.5%

Protein (%)

3.28

3.28

0.00

0.0%

Milk Price (ppl)

26.04

22.72

3.32

14.6%

Feed:

Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre)

0.31

0.31

0.00

0.0%

Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne)

212

203

9

4.4%

All purchased feed cost (ppl)

7.23

6.79

0.44

6.5%

Margins:

MOPF per cow in herd (£)

1,522

1,296

226

17.4%

MOPF per litre (p)

18.81

15.93

2.88

18.1%

 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 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.

For regional Kingshay dairy information please click here. For Kingshay dairy costings in Wales please click here.

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.