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Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National
Published 22 September 16
- Average yield per cow in July 2016 stood at 25.10 litres/day, a decrease of 0.64 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
- The average milk price for July 2016 stood at 21.10ppl, a decrease of 2.65ppl (11.2%) compared with the previous year.
- Margin over purchased feed decreased in July 2016 by 2.34ppl (13.2%) to 15.47ppl compared with the same month last year.
Latest information from Promar costings show that in July 2016, there were 204 cows in herd, 12 more than July 2015. Of the 204 in herd, 174 (85.2%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 25.1 litres/day; a decrease of 0.64 litres/day (2.5%) compared with the previous year. The total milk produced stood at an average of 135,579 litres, an increase of 4,565 litres (3.5%) compared with July 2015.
The average milk price for July 2016 stood at 21.10ppl, 2.65ppl (11.2%) less than the previous year. Combining this with the current milk yield gives a total milk value of £28,609 which was £2,507 (8.1%) less than the previous year.
In July 2016 margin over purchased feed per cow decreased on the year to £103 from £121 (15.5%).
Note: differences in text may not agree with values in table on account of rounding of reported values.
|Cows in herd||204||192|
|Cows in milk||174||164|
|Total milk produced||Litres||135,579||131,015|
|Yield per cow in milk||litres/day||25.10||25.74|
|Yield from grazed forage||litres/day||6.55||7.61|
|Yield from all forage||litres/day||9.59||10.34|
|Total milk value||£||28,609||31,116|
|Concentrate price per tonne||£||192||208|
|Margin over purchased feed||ppl||15.47||17.81|
|Margin over purchased feed / cow||£||103||121|
Annual Rolling Averages
- There was a 2.1% (169 litres per cow) increase in the average yield per cow between July 2015 and July 2016, to a total of 8,282 litres per cow.
- The average rolling milk price between July 2015 and July 2016 decreased by 3.97ppl (14.8%) to an average of 22.80ppl.
The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending July 2016, the average herd size stood at 206, up 14 (7.6%) on last year.
The average rolling milk price decreased on the year by 3.97ppl (14.8%) to an average of 22.80ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £1,888 per cow, a decrease of £284 (13.1%) from the previous year.
Over the year from July 2015, the use of concentrates did not change and remained at 0.33kg per litre. The average price of concentrates decreased by £21 per tonne (9.7%) to £200 per tonne.
|Annual Rolling Results|
|Cows in herd||206||191|
|Yield per cow in milk||litres||8,282||8,113|
|Yield from grazed forage||litres||1,135||1,198|
|Yield from all forage||litres||2,496||2,359|
|Total milk value||£/cow||1,888||2,172|
|Concentrate price per tonne||£||200||221|
|Feed cost per litre||p||6.73||7.55|
|Margin over purchased feed||ppl||16.07||19.22|
|Margin over purchased feed / cow||£||1,331||1,559|
Source: Promar Milkminder
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.