Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 11 February 15

  • Average daily yields per cow for farms using Kingshay costings were 2.4% higher in December 2014 Compared with the previous month, standing at 25.4 litres per cow per day.
  • Average butterfat levels are up 0.02 percentage points on November 2014, but are 0.03 percentage points lower than December 2013.
  • Average protein levels decreased 0.01 percentage points between November and December 2014 at 3.34%. A decrease of 0.01 percentage points was also seen compared with December 2013.
  • The average milk price of 28.47ppl in December 2014 was 0.77ppl (2.6%) lower than the average price in November, and 5.36ppl (15.8%) below the December 2013 figure.

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Monthly results for:

Dec-14

Nov-14

Dec-13

Yield per cow in milk (litres/day)

25.4

24.8

26.0

Butterfat (%)

4.11

4.09

4.14

Protein (%)

3.34

3.35

3.35

Bactoscan (000)

28

27

28

Cell count (000)

160

162

167

Milk Price (ppl)

28.47

29.24

33.83

Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre)

0.35

0.36

0.33

Source: Kingshay

Kingshay Dairy Costings - National 

Rolling Annual Averages

Rolling annual data for the 12 months to December 2014 saw an increase in yield per cow of 295 litres (3.8%) at 8,118 litres per cow. Butterfat decreased by 0.06 percentage points whilst protein levels increased by 0.05 percentage points. The milk price has increased over the 12 months by 0.55ppl (1.8%) to 31.85ppl.

Rolling annual averages to:

Dec-14

Dec-13

Yield per cow (litres)

8,118

7,823

Butterfat ( %)

3.99

4.05

Protein (%)

3.29

3.24

Milk Price (ppl)

31.85

31.30

Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre)

0.32

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.