Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 15 May 15

  • Average daily yields per cow for farms using Kingshay costings increased by 0.8% in March 2015 compared with the previous month, standing at 25.7 litres per cow per day.
  • Average butterfat levels are down 0.02 percentage points on February 2015 but 0.04 percentage points higher compared with the same month of the previous year.
  • Average protein levels decreased 0.01 percentage points between February 2015 and March 2015 at 3.28%. March levels remained static compared with the previous year.
  • The average milk price of 26.25ppl in March 2015 was 0.35ppl (1.3%) lower than the average price in February 2015, and 7.45ppl (22.1%) lower compared with March 2014 figure.

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Monthly results for:

Mar-15

Feb-15

Mar-14

Yield per cow in milk (litres/day)

25.7

25.5

27.2

Butterfat (%)

4.12

4.14

4.08

Protein (%)

3.28

3.29

3.28

Bactoscan (000)

27

27

28

Cell count (000)

159

159

162

Milk Price (ppl)

26.25

26.60

33.70

Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre)

0.33

0.35

0.32

Source: Kingshay

Kingshay Dairy Costings - National 

Rolling Annual Averages

Rolling annual data for the 12 months to March 2015 saw an increase in yield per cow of 36 litres (0.4%) at 8,046 litres per cow. Butterfat decreased by 0.03 percentage points whilst protein levels increased by 0.02 percentage points. The milk price has decreased over the 12 months by 2.00ppl (6.2%) to 30.24ppl.

Rolling annual averages to:

Mar-15

Mar-14

Yield per cow (litres)

8,046

8,010

Butterfat ( %)

4.00

4.03

Protein (%)

3.29

3.27

Milk Price (ppl)

30.24

32.24

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.