Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Published 12 August 14

  • Average daily yields per cow for farms using Kingshay costings have fallen between May and June. The average for June was unchanged on last year.
  • Average butterfat levels fell between May and June by 0.06 percentage points at 3.84%. This is 0.01 down on June 2013.
  • Average protein levels rose between May and June. This figure is 0.07 percentage points higher than June 2013.
  • The average milk price of 31.8ppl in June 2014 was 0.34ppl (1.1%) lower than the average price in May, and 1.64ppl (5.4%) above the June 2013 figure. 

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Monthly results for:

Jun-14

May-14

Jun-13

Yield per cow in milk (litres/day)

25.8

26.8

25.8

Butterfat (%)

3.84

3.90

3.85

Protein (%)

3.26

3.25

3.19

Bactoscan (000)

25

25

24

Cell count (000)

171

167

164

Milk Price (ppl)

31.80

32.14

30.16

Concentrate use per litre (Kg/litre)

0.28

0.27

0.27

Source: Kingshay

 Kingshay Dairy Costings - National

Rolling Annual Averages

Rolling annual data for the 12 months to June saw an increase in yield per cow of 467 litres (6.1%) at 8,102 litres per cow. Butterfat decreased by 0.06 and protein levels increased by 0.02 percentage points. The milk price has increased over the 12 months by 3.59ppl (12.3%) to 32.76ppl.

Rolling annual averages to:

Jun-14

Jun-13

Yield per cow (litres)

8,102

7,635

Butterfat ( %)

4.02

4.08

Protein (%)

3.28

3.26

Milk Price (ppl)

32.76

29.17

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.