Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 17 March 14

  • Average daily yields per cow for farms using Kingshay costings have risen between December and January. The average for January was 2.1 litres/day more than last year.
  • Average butterfat levels fell by 0.04 percentage points between December and January to 4.11%. This is 0.06 percentage points lower than in January 2013.
  • Average protein levels fell between December and January to 3.31. This figure is 0.10 percentage points higher than January 2013.
  • The average milk price of 33.48ppl in January 2014 was 0.3ppl (0.9%) lower than the average price in December; and 3.57ppl (11.9%) above the January 2013 figure.

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Monthly results for:

Jan-14

Dec-13

Jan-13

Yield per cow in milk (litres/day)

26.4

25.8

24.3

Butterfat (%)

4.11

4.15

4.17

Protein (%)

3.31

3.35

3.21

Bactoscan (000)

28

29

30

Cell count (000)

166

168

167

Milk Price (ppl)

33.48

33.78

29.91

Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre)

0.33

0.34

0.34

 

Source: Kingshay

 

 Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Rolling Annual Averages

Rolling annual data for the 12 months to January saw an increase in yield per cow of 105 litres (1.3%) at 7,889 litres per cow. Butterfat decreased by 0.05 and protein levels increased by 0.02 percentage points. The milk price has increased over the 12 months by 3.24ppl (11.4%) to 31.58ppl.

Rolling annual averages to:

Jan-14

Jan-13

Yield per cow (litres)

7,889

7,784

Butterfat ( %)

4.05

4.10

Protein (%)

3.26

3.24

Milk Price (ppl)

31.58

28.34

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.