Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 27 January 17

Promar Milkminder

  • Average yield per cow in November 2016 stood at 24.77 litres/day, a decrease of 0.82 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for November 2016 stood at 25.78ppl, an increase of 0.72ppl (2.9%) compared with the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed increased in November 2016 by 0.21ppl (1.2%) to 17.77ppl compared with the same month last year.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in November 2016, there were 199 cows in herd, the same as in November 2015. Of the 199 in herd, 168 (84.6%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 24.77 litres/day; a decrease of 0.82 litres/day (3.2%) compared with the previous year. The total milk produced stood at an average of 125,113 litres, a decrease of 4,804 litres (3.7%) compared with November 2015.

The average milk price for November 2016 stood at 25.78ppl, 0.72ppl (2.9%) more than the previous year. Combining this with the current milk yield gives a total milk value of £32,253 which was £297.00 less than the previous year.

In November 2016, margin over purchased feed per cow decreased on the year to £112 from £114 (2.3%).

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

 

Monthly Averages
Stock:   Nov-16 Nov-15
Cows in herd       199 199
Cows in milk      168 169
Milk:             
Total milk produced Litres 125,113 129,916
Yield per cow in milk litres/day 24.77 25.60
Yield from grazed forage litres/day 0.00 0.00
Yield from all forage litres/day 5.12 6.30
Milk price ppl 25.78 25.06
Total milk value £ 32,253 32,551
Feed:        
Concentrate use kg/litre 0.38 0.36
Concentrate price per tonne £ 204 203
Feed cost ppl 8.01 7.50
Margins:       
Margin over purchased feed ppl 17.77 17.56
Margin over purchased feed / cow £ 112 114

Promar MOPF monthly

 

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 1.3% (106 litres per cow) decrease in the average yield per cow between November 2015 and November 2016, to a total of 8,090 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between November 2015 and November 2016 decreased by 2.51ppl (9.9%) to an average of 22.79ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending November 2016, the average herd size stood at 196, unchanged from the same period last year.

The average rolling milk price decreased on the year by 2.51ppl (9.9%) to an average of 22.79ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £1,844 per cow, a decrease of £230 (11.1%) from the previous year.

Over the year from November 2015, the use of concentrates decreased very slightly from 0.33kg per litre to 0.32kg per litre. The average price of concentrates decreased by £17 per tonne (8.0%) to £197 per tonne.

 

Annual Rolling Results
Stock:     Nov-16 Nov-15
Cows in herd   196 196
Calving percentage % 100.0 95.3
Replacement rate % 27.3 25.2
Milk:        
Yield per cow in milk litres 8,090 8,196
Yield from grazed forage litres 1,255 1,409
Yield from all forage litres 2,583 2,534
Milk price ppl 22.79 25.30
Total milk value £/cow 1,844 2,074
Feed:         
Concentrate use kg/litre 0.32 0.33
Concentrate price per tonne £ 197 215
Feed cost per litre p 6.53 7.19
Margins:         
Margin over purchased feed ppl 16.26 18.11
Margin over purchased feed / cow £ 1,315 1,484

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.