Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 16 July 14

Promar Milkminder

Monthly Results 

Monthly Results

  • Average yield per cow in May 2014 stood at 26.97 litres/day, an increase of 0.59 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for May 2014 stood at 32.33ppl, 2.38ppl (8.0%) more than the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed increased by 3.21ppl (14.6%) from 22.03ppl in May 2013 to 25.24ppl in May 2014.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in May, there were 191 cows in herd, 12 more than in May 2013. Of the 191 in herd, 169 (88.2%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 26.97 litres/day, an increase of 0.59 litres/day compared with the previous year. This has resulted in total milk produced standing at an average of 141,181 litres, an increase of 12,524 litres (9.7%) compared with May 2013.

The average milk price for May stood at 32.33ppl, 2.38ppl (8.0%) more than the previous year. Combining this with the increase in milk yield gives a total milk value of £45,649 which was £7,117 (18.5%) more than the previous year.

Concentrate use declined by 0.01 kg/litre over the year to 0.28 in May 2014. The price also decreased from £258/tonne in May 2013 to £241/tonne in May 2014. Feed costs per litre also dropped to 7.09ppl from 7.92ppl on the year, a decrease of 10.4%.

In May 2014 margin over purchased feed per cow increased to £186 from £159 (17.4%).

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

Monthly Averages

Stock:

 

May-14

May-13

Cows in herd

     

191

179

Cows in milk

    

169

157

Milk:

  

    

    

Total milk produced

Litres

141,181

128,657

Yield per cow in milk

litres/day

26.97

26.39

Yield from grazed forage

litres/day

7.5

7.8

Yield from all forage

litres/day

10.27

9.14

Milk price

ppl

32.33

29.95

Total milk value

£

45,649

38,533

Feed:

   

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.28

0.29

Concentrate price per tonne

£

241

258

Feed cost

ppl

7.09

7.92

Margins:

  

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

25.24

22.03

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

186

159

 Source: Promar Milkminder

 Promar MOPF monthly

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 6.7% (510 litres per cow) increase in the average yield per cow between May 2013 and May 2014, to a total of 8,101 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between May 2013 and May 2014 increased by 4.06ppl (13.9%) to an average of 33.22ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending May 2014, the average herd size stood at 187, which was a 4.7% increase from last year.

The average rolling milk price between the two years increased by 4.06ppl (13.9%) to an average of 33.22ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £2,691per cow, an increase of £477.56 (21.6%) from the previous year.

The use of concentrates dropped by 0.02 to 0.33kg/litre in May 2014 while the average price of concentrates decreased by £3.20/tonne (1.3%) to £248/tonne.

Annual Rolling Results

Stock:

   

May-14

May-13

Cows in herd

 

187

178

Calving percentage

%

96.6

93.5

Replacement rate

%

23.2

26.4

Milk:

   

 

 

Yield per cow in milk

litres

8,101

7,591

Yield from grazed forage

litres

1,198

961

Yield from all forage

litres

2,267

1,828

Milk price

ppl

33.22

29.16

Total milk value

£/cow

2,691

2,214

Feed:

    

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.33

0.35

Concentrate price per tonne

£

248

251

Feed cost per litre

p

8.60

9.17

Margins:

    

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

24.63

19.99

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

1,995

1,518

 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.