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December 2022



Dairy Manager Latest Results

The latest monthly results for herds using Kingshay’s dairy costings service are continuing to show a significant increase in milk prices, up by 56% to 48.9ppl in September 2022 compared to the same month of the previous year. Whilst milk prices were higher, concentrate prices per tonne also continued to increase by 31% to £355/tonne compared to September 2021. Total concentrate use was similar at 0.33 kg/litre in September 2022, however all purchased feed cost/litre rose by 32% to 12.57ppl.

Overall, the margin over purchased feed per cow was 69% higher in September 2022 at £238/cow, compared to £141/cow last year. Although this needs to cover other costs that have also risen significantly and will continue to do so, such as fuel, fertiliser and electricity costs.

Yield per cow increased slightly by 1% at 25.9 litres per cow/day compared to the same month last year.

Other rolling trends for the year ending September 2022 include -

  • Average herd size decreased by 3.7% to 208 cows in herd.
  • Yields averaged 8,359 litres per cow, a 2.4% decrease on last year.
  • Milk from forage decreased by 131 litres per cow to average 2,760 litres per cow.
  • Cell counts remained low at 160 (‘000).
  • Milk price increased to 38.53ppl from 29.87ppl, a rise of 29%
  • Purchased feed costs of 10.53ppl were higher compared to last year with a rise of 21.5%, with annual concentrate prices averaging £307/tonne compared to £256/tonne the previous year.

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More in-depth analysis of herds using Kingshay’s costings service can be found in Kingshay’s Dairy Costings Focus Report or call 01458 851555 for more details.

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If you are interested in analysing and comparing your herd’s figures with other similar herds, give us a call on 01458 851555. More details of this simple and easy-to-use service can be found here.