Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 15 September 14

  • Average daily yields per cow for farms using Kingshay costings are 2.4% higher than July 2013.
  • Average butterfat levels are down 0.02 percentage points on June 2014, but are equal to July 2013.
  • Average protein levels decreased slightly between June and July 2014. However, this figure is 0.04 percentage points higher than July 2013 at 3.21%.
  • The average milk price of 31.86ppl in July 2014 was 0.10ppl (0.3%) higher than the average price in June, and 0.75ppl (2.4%) above the July 2013 figure.

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Monthly results for:

Jul-14

Jun-14

Jul-13

Yield per cow in milk (litres/day)

25.5

25.8

24.9

Butterfat (%)

3.82

3.84

3.82

Protein (%)

3.21

3.25

3.17

Bactoscan (000)

27

25

27

Cell count (000)

178

172

172

Milk Price (ppl)

31.86

31.76

31.11

Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre)

0.29

0.28

0.28

Source: Kingshay

 Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Rolling Annual Averages

Rolling annual data for the 12 months to July saw an increase in yield per cow of 472 litres (6.2%) at 8,101 litres per cow. Butterfat decreased by 0.05 and protein levels by 0.02 percentage points. The milk price has increased over the 12 months by 3.33ppl (11.3%) to 32.84ppl.

Rolling annual averages to:

Jul-14

Jul-13

Yield per cow (litres)

8,101

7,629

Butterfat ( %)

4.02

4.07

Protein (%)

3.28

3.26

Milk Price (ppl)

32.84

29.51

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.