Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 14 April 14

Promar Milkminder

Monthly Results 

  • Average yield per cow in February 2014 stood at 27.14 litres/day, an increase of 1.67 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for February 2014 stood at 33.98ppl, 3.71ppl (12.3%) more than the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed increased by 4.70ppl (23.5%) from 20.02ppl in February 2013 to 24.72ppl in February 2014.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in February, there were 190 cows in herd, 8 more than in February 2013. Of the 190 in herd, 165 (86.5%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 27.14 litres/day, an increase of 1.67 litres/day compared with the previous year. This has resulted in total milk produced standing at an average of 125,128 litres, an increase of 14,240 litres (12.8%) compared with February 2013.

The average milk price for February stood at 33.98ppl, 3.71ppl (12.3%) more than the previous year. Combining this with the increase in milk yield gives a total milk value of £42,513 which was £8,951 (26.7%) more than the previous year.

Concentrate use declined by 0.01 kg/litre over the year to 0.35 in February 2014. The price also decreased from £264/tonne in February 2013 to £248/tonne in February 2014. Feed costs per litre also dropped to 9.26ppl from 10.25ppl on the year, a decrease of 9.7%.

In February 2014 margin over purchased feed per cow increased to £162 from £122 (33.6%).

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

Monthly Averages

Stock:

 

Feb-14

Feb-13

Cows in herd

     

190

183

Cows in milk

    

165

155

Milk:

  

    

    

Total milk produced

Litres

125,128

110,888

Yield per cow in milk

litres/day

27.14

25.47

Yield from grazed forage

litres/day

0.0

0.0

Yield from all forage

litres/day

6.06

5.04

Milk price

ppl

33.98

30.27

Total milk value

£

42,513

33,563

Feed:

   

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.35

0.37

Concentrate price per tonne

£

248

264

Feed cost

ppl

9.26

10.25

Margins:

  

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

24.72

20.02

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

162

122

 Source: Promar Milkminder

 Promar MOPF monthly

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 3.4% (261.69 litres per cow) increase in the average yield per cow between February 2013 and February 2014, to a total of 7,974 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between February 2013 and February 2014 increased by 3.94ppl (13.8%) to an average of 32.44ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending February 2014, the average herd size stood at 187, which was a 2.9% increase from last year.

The average rolling milk price between the two years increased by 3.94ppl (13.8%) to an average of 32.44ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £2,587per cow, an increase of £388.88 (17.7%) from the previous year.

The use of concentrates remained level at 0.33kg/litre in February 2014 while the average price of concentrates increased by £9.63/tonne (4.0%) to £253/tonne.

Annual Rolling Results

Stock:

   

Feb-14

Feb-13

Cows in herd

 

187

181

Calving percentage

%

95.3

94.3

Replacement rate

%

24.0

26.7

Milk:

   

 

 

Yield per cow in milk

litres

7,974

7,712

Yield from grazed forage

litres

1,210

1,152

Yield from all forage

litres

2,089

2,034

Milk price

ppl

32.44

28.50

Total milk value

£/cow

2,587

2,198

Feed:

    

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.33

0.34

Concentrate price per tonne

£

253

243

Feed cost per litre

p

8.94

8.63

Margins:

    

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

23.50

19.87

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

1,874

1,532

 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.