Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 14 April 15

  • Average daily yields per cow for farms using Kingshay costings were remained static in February 2015 compared with the previous month, standing at 25.5 litres per cow per day.
  • Average butterfat levels are up 0.03 percentage points on January 2015 and also 0.03 percentage points higher compared with the same month of the previous year.
  • Average protein levels decreased 0.02 percentage points between January 2015 and February 2015 at 3.29%. A decrease of 0.01 percentage points was seen compared with February 2014.
  • The average milk price of 26.69ppl in February 2015 was 0.35ppl (1.3%) lower than the average price in January 2015, and 6.99ppl (20.8%) lower compared with February 2014 figure.

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Monthly results for:

Feb-15

Jan-15

Feb-14

Yield per cow in milk (litres/day)

25.5

25.5

26.7

Butterfat (%)

4.14

4.11

4.11

Protein (%)

3.29

3.31

3.30

Bactoscan (000)

27

28

27

Cell count (000)

160

159

162

Milk Price (ppl)

26.69

27.04

33.68

Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre)

0.35

0.34

0.34

Source: Kingshay

Kingshay Dairy Costings - National 

Rolling Annual Averages

Rolling annual data for the 12 months to February 2015 saw an increase in yield per cow of 133 litres (1.7%) at 8,058 litres per cow. Butterfat decreased by 0.04 percentage points whilst protein levels increased by 0.02 percentage points. The milk price has decreased over the 12 months by 1.16ppl (3.6%) to 30.80ppl.

Rolling annual averages to:

Feb-15

Feb-14

Yield per cow (litres)

8,058

7,925

Butterfat ( %)

4.00

4.04

Protein (%)

3.29

3.27

Milk Price (ppl)

30.80

31.96

Concentrate use per litre (kg/litre)

0.32

0.31

 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.