Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 12 April 18

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Monthly results for: Feb-18 Jan-18 Monthly Change % Change Feb-17 Annual Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd (end of month) 209 202 7 3.5% 205 4 2.0%
Yield per cow in milk (litres/day) 26.5 26.3 0.2 0.8% 26.4 0.1 0.4%
Yield from forage per cow (litres/day) 6.6 6.7 -0.1 -1.5% 6.8 -0.2 -2.9%
% of total yield from forage 25% 26% -1% - 26% -1% -
Milk:
Butterfat (%) 4.20 4.20 0.00 0.0% 4.18 0.02 0.5%
Protein (%) 3.31 3.31 0.00 0.0% 3.26 0.05 1.5%
Bactoscan (000) 24 27 -3 -11.1% 26 -2 -7.7%
Cell count (000) 151 151 0 0.0% 151 0 0.0%
Milk Price (ppl) 29.46 30.04 -0.58 -1.9% 27.72 1.74 6.3%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre) 0.34 0.34 0.00 0.0% 0.34 0.00 0.0%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 220 219 1 0.5% 213 7 3.3%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 8.38 8.46 -0.08 -0.9% 8.06 0.32 4.0%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 138 153 -15 -9.8% 127 11 8.7%
MOPF per litre (p) 21.08 21.58 -0.50 -2.3% 19.66 1.42 7.2%

 Please note figures may not sum exactly due to rounding

 Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Source: Kingshay

 Rolling Annual Averages 

Rolling annual averages to: Feb-18 Feb-17 Change % Change
Stock and yields:
Cows in herd  200 196 4 2.0%
Yield per cow (litres) 8,189 7,943 246 3.1%
Yield from forage per cow (litres) 2,546 2,537 9 0.4%
% of total yield from forage 31% 32% -0.8% -
Milk:
Butterfat ( %) 4.10 4.11 -0.01 -0.2%
Protein (%) 3.29 3.27 0.02 0.6%
Milk Price (ppl) 28.68 23.14 5.54 23.9%
Feed:
Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre) 0.32 0.31 0.01 3.2%
Concentrate price per tonne (£/tonne) 218 204 14 6.9%
All purchased feed cost (ppl) 7.56 6.95 0.61 8.8%
Margins:
MOPF per cow in herd (£) 1,730 1,286 444 34.5%
MOPF per litre (p) 21.13 16.19 4.94 30.5%

 

 

 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.

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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.