Promar Milkminder Dairy Costings - National

Published 19 September 14

Promar Milkminder

Monthly Results 

  • Average yield per cow in July 2014 stood at 25.60 litres/day, an increase of 1.02 litres/day compared with the same month last year.
  • The average milk price for July 2014 stood at 31.85ppl, 0.11ppl (0.3%) more than the previous year.
  • Margin over purchased feed increased by 0.54ppl (2.3%) to 24.35ppl.

Latest information from Promar costings show that in July, there were 189 cows in herd, 12 more than in July 2013. Of the 189 in herd, 162 (85.7%) were in milk. Average yield per cow stood at 25.60 litres/day, an increase of 1.02 litres/day (4.2%) compared with the previous year. This has resulted in total milk produced standing at an average of 128,252 litres, an increase of 13,530 litres (11.8%) compared with July 2013.

The average milk price for July 2014 stood at 31.85ppl, 0.11ppl (0.3%) more than the previous year. Combining this with the increase in milk yield gives a total milk value of £40,847 which was £4,330 (11.9%) more than the previous year.

Concentrate use increased by 0.01 kg/litre over the year to 0.30 kg/litre in July 2014. The price decreased from £259/tonne in July 2013 to £238/tonne in July 2014. Feed costs per litre decreased to 7.50ppl from 8.03ppl (-6.6%) on the year following a year on year decrease in concentrate price of £20.67/tonne (-8.0%).

In July 2014 margin over purchased feed per cow increased on the year to £166 from £155 (7.0%).

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

Monthly Averages

Stock:

 

Jul-14

Jul-13

Cows in herd

     

189

176

Cows in milk

    

162

151

Milk:

  

    

    

Total milk produced

Litres

128,252

114,722

Yield per cow in milk

litres/day

25.60

24.58

Yield from grazed forage

litres/day

6.2

6.4

Yield from all forage

litres/day

8.28

8.17

Milk price

ppl

31.85

31.74

Total milk value

£

40,847

36,517

Feed:

   

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.30

0.29

Concentrate price per tonne

£

238

259

Feed cost

ppl

7.50

8.03

Margins:

  

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

24.35

23.80

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

166

155

 Source: Promar Milkminder

 Promar MOPF monthly

Annual Rolling Averages 

  • There was a 7.3% (558.7 litres per cow) increase in the average yield per cow between July 2013 and July 2014, to a total of 8,168 litres per cow.
  • The average rolling milk price between July 2013 and July 2014 increased by 3.2ppl (10.6%) to an average of 33.28ppl.

The latest annual results show that for the 12 months ending July 2014, the average herd size stood at 186, which was a 5.7% (10 head) increase from last year.

The average rolling milk price increased on the year by 3.20ppl (10.6%) to an average of 33.28ppl. This gave an overall value to the milk produced of £2,719per cow, an increase of £429.24 (18.7%) from the previous year.

Over the year from July 2013, the use of concentrates dropped by 0.01 to 0.33kg/litre in July 2014 while the average price of concentrates decreased by £10.96/tonne (4.3%) to £246/tonne.

Annual Rolling Results

Stock:

   

Jul-14

Jul-13

Cows in herd

 

186

176

Calving percentage

%

95.0

94.3

Replacement rate

%

23.3

26.0

Milk:

   

 

 

Yield per cow in milk

litres

8,168

7,609

Yield from grazed forage

litres

1,093

941

Yield from all forage

litres

2,223

1,851

Milk price

ppl

33.28

30.09

Total milk value

£/cow

2,719

2,289

Feed:

    

 

 

Concentrate use

kg/litre

0.33

0.34

Concentrate price per tonne

£

246

257

Feed cost per litre

p

8.60

9.35

Margins:

    

 

 

Margin over purchased feed

ppl

24.69

20.74

Margin over purchased feed / cow

£

2,017

1,578

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.