Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales

Published 13 June 19

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 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding.         

Monthly results for: Apr-19 Mar-19 Monthly Change % Change Apr-18 Annual Change % Change
Stock and Yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 191 197 -7 -3.3% 188 3 1.4%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 25.5 24.9 0.6 2.5% 24.5 1.0 4.1%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 10.8 7.6 3.2 42.4% 8.5 2.3 27.2%
% of total yield from forage 43% 31% 12% - 35% 8% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.12 4.19 -0.08 -1.9% 4.22 -0.10 -2.4%
Protein (%) 3.36 3.31 0.06 1.7% 3.26 0.10 3.1%
Bactoscan (000) 27 28 -1 -2.6% 30 -3 -9.3%
Cell count (000) 165 166 -1 -0.7% 154 10 6.8%
Milk Price (ppl) 27.48 28.20 -0.72 -2.6% 26.66 0.82 3.1%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.28 0.33 -0.05 -15.1% 0.31 -0.03 -9.7%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 245 243 1 0.5% 227 18 7.9%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.15 8.59 -1.44 -16.8% 7.51 -0.36 -4.7%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 139 131 7 5.5% 125 14 10.9%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.33 19.61 0.72 3.7% 19.16 1.17 6.1%

  Source: Kingshay 

 Rolling Annual Averages      

Kingshay Dairy Costings - Wales
      

Rolling annual averages to: Apr-19 Apr-18 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  192 191 1 0.5%
Yield per cow (litres) 7,723 7,509 213 2.8%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,513 2,581 -68 -2.6%
% of total yield from forage 33% 34% -1.8% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.10 4.12 -0.02 -0.5%
Protein (%) 3.32 3.31 0.01 0.4%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.44 28.62 -0.19 -0.6%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.32 0.31 0.01 2.2%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 242 221 21 9.5%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 8.24 7.34 0.90 12.3%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1560 1598 -38 -2.4%
MOPF per litre (p) 20.20 21.29 -1.09 -5.1%

Source: Kingshay

Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding. 


 
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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