Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 9 October 14

  • Average daily yields per cow for farms using Kingshay costings are 1.7% lower than July 2013.
  • Average butterfat levels are up 0.07 percentage points on July 2014, but are 0.03 percentage points lower than August 2013.
  • Average protein levels increased slightly between July and August 2014. This figure is 0.04 percentage points higher than August 2013 at 3.26%.
  • The average milk price of 31.55ppl in August 2014 was 0.28ppl (0.9%) lower than the average price in July, and 0.12ppl (0.4%) below the August 2013 figure.

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Monthly results for:

Aug-14

Jul-14

Aug-13

Yield per cow in milk (litres/day)

24.9

25.3

24.7

Butterfat (%)

3.90

3.82

3.93

Protein (%)

3.26

3.21

3.21

Bactoscan (000)

24

26

25

Cell count (000)

182

179

177

Milk Price (ppl)

31.55

31.84

31.67

Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre)

0.31

0.30

0.30

Source: Kingshay

Kingshay Dairy Costings - National 

Rolling Annual Averages

Rolling annual data for the 12 months to August saw an increase in yield per cow of 469 litres (6.1%) at 8,123 litres per cow. Butterfat decreased by 0.05 and protein levels increased by 0.02 percentage points. The milk price has increased over the 12 months by 2.98ppl (10.0%) to 32.89ppl.

Rolling annual averages to:

Aug-14

Aug-13

Yield per cow (litres)

8,123

7,654

Butterfat ( %)

4.02

4.07

Protein (%)

3.28

3.26

Milk Price (ppl)

32.89

29.91

Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre)

0.31

0.32

 Source: Kingshay

The tables above show the average performance of herds using the Kingshay Dairy Manager recording system. When using Kingshay data, it must be noted that a certain amount of caution should be taken. 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. For more detailed information or to contact Kingshay click here.

Figures are no longer available from Kingshay for Organic and Jersey and Guernsey herds.