Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 20 August 14

Promar Milkminder

Monthly Results 

  • Average yield per cow in June 2014 stood at 26.12 litres/day, a decrease of 0.51 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for June 2014 stood at 31.82ppl, 1.04ppl (3.4%) more than the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed increased by 0.60ppl (2.5%) from 23.68ppl in June 2013 to 24.28ppl in June 2014.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in June, there were 188 cows in herd, 12 more than in June 2013. Of the 188 in herd, 164 (87.5%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 26.12 litres/day, a decrease of 0.51 litres/day compared with the previous year. This has resulted in total milk produced standing at an average of 128,855 litres, an increase of 6,113 litres (5.0%) compared with June 2013.

The average milk price for June stood at 31.82ppl, 1.04ppl (3.4%) more than the previous year. Combining this with the increase in milk yield gives a total milk value of £40,998 which was £3,115 (8.2%) more than the previous year.

Concentrate use increased by 0.03 kg/litre over the year to 0.3 in June 2014. The price decreased from £258/tonne in June 2013 to £242/tonne in June 2014. Feed costs per litre increased to 7.54ppl from 7.18ppl on the year, an increase of 4.9%.

In June 2014 margin over purchased feed per cow increased to £166 from £165 (0.8%).

*Note: differences in text may not agree with values in table on account of rounding of reported values.

Monthly Averages

Stock:

 

Jun-14

Jun-13

Cows in herd

     

188

176

Cows in milk

    

164

154

Milk:

  

    

    

Total milk produced

Litres

128,855

122,741

Yield per cow in milk

litres/day

26.12

26.63

Yield from grazed forage

litres/day

6.6

8.1

Yield from all forage

litres/day

8.65

10.70

Milk price

ppl

31.82

30.78

Total milk value

£

40,998

37,883

Feed:

   

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.30

0.26

Concentrate price per tonne

£

242

258

Feed cost

ppl

7.54

7.18

Margins:

  

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

24.28

23.68

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

166

165

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Promar Milkminder

 Promar MOPF monthly

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 7.1% (541 litres per cow) increase in the average yield per cow between June 2013 and June 2014, to a total of 8,126 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between June 2013 and June 2014 increased by 3.72ppl (12.6%) to an average of 33.30ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending June 2014, the average herd size stood at 185, which was a 5.0% increase from last year.

The average rolling milk price between the two years increased by 3.72ppl (12.6%) to an average of 33.30ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £2,706per cow, an increase of £462.60 (20.6%) from the previous year.

The use of concentrates dropped by 0.01 to 0.33kg/litre in June 2014 while the average price of concentrates decreased by £5.99/tonne (2.4%) to £248/tonne.

Annual Rolling Results

Stock:

   

Jun-14

Jun-13

Cows in herd

 

185

176

Calving percentage

%

95.8

93.3

Replacement rate

%

23.4

26.0

Milk:

   

 

 

Yield per cow in milk

litres

8,126

7,585

Yield from grazed forage

litres

1,090

961

Yield from all forage

litres

2,165

1,939

Milk price

ppl

33.30

29.57

Total milk value

£/cow

2,706

2,243

Feed:

    

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.33

0.34

Concentrate price per tonne

£

248

254

Feed cost per litre

p

8.68

9.13

Margins:

    

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

24.61

20.44

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

2,000

1,550

Source: Promar Milkminder


Promar MOPF rolling

The tables above show the average performance of herds using Promar Milkminder data. When using Promar data, it must be noted that a certain amount of caution should be taken. Although the sample size Promar 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 Promar click here.