Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 19 December 14

  • Average daily yields per cow for farms using Kingshay costings were 0.4% higher in October 2014 than in October 2013, standing at 24.8 litres per cow per day.
  • Average butterfat levels are up 0.09 percentage points on September 2014, but are 0.04 percentage points lower than October 2013.
  • Average protein levels increased 0.01 percentage points between September and October 2014 at 3.34%. An increase of 0.02 percentage points was also seen compared with October 2013.
  • The average milk price of 30.15ppl in October 2014 was 1.03ppl (3.3%) lower than the average price in September, and 2.87ppl (8.7%) below the October 2013 figure.

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Monthly results for:

Oct-14

Sep-14

Oct-13

Yield per cow in milk (litres/day)

24.8

24.9

24.7

Butterfat (%)

4.05

3.96

4.09

Protein (%)

3.34

3.33

3.32

Bactoscan (000)

26

24

26

Cell count (000)

173

180

173

Milk Price (ppl)

30.15

31.18

33.02

Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre)

0.34

0.33

0.33

Source: Kingshay

Kingshay Dairy Costings - National 

Rolling Annual Averages

Rolling annual data for the 12 months to October 2014 saw an increase in yield per cow of 401 litres (5.2%) at 8,121 litres per cow. Butterfat decreased by 0.05 percentage points whilst protein levels increased by 0.05 percentage points. The milk price has increased over the 12 months by 1.99ppl (6.5%) to 32.57ppl.

Rolling annual averages to:

Oct-14

Oct-13

Yield per cow (litres)

8,121

7,720

Butterfat ( %)

4.01

4.06

Protein (%)

3.29

3.24

Milk Price (ppl)

32.57

30.58

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.