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January 2022



Dairy Manager Latest Results

Analysis of herds using Kingshay’s dairy costings service continue to show a positive increase in milk prices, up by 10% in November 2021 compared to the same month of the previous year, up to 32.8 ppl, the highest it’s been since December 2018. Whilst milk prices were higher, concentrate prices per tonne also continued to increase by 13% to £275/tonne compared to November 2020. Total concentrate use remained similar as the same month in the previous year at 9.4 kg/cow/day in November 2021. Overall, the margin over purchased feed per cow was 4% higher in November 2021 at £151/cow, compared to £145/cow last year.

Yield per cow has decreased slightly by 2% at 26.4 litres per cow/day compared to the same month last year.

Total tonnes of concentrate use and concentrate use per litre stayed fairly steady, however this didn’t stop the concentrate costs from rising, resulting in a 15% increase in all purchased feed cost/litre to 10.7 ppl.

Other rolling trends for the year ending November 2021 include -

  • Average herd size increased slightly by 0.5% to 208 cows in herd.
  • Yields averaged 8,493 litres per cow, 0.6% decrease on last year.
  • Milk from forage increased by 103 litres per cow to average 2,871 litres per cow.
  • Cell counts remained low at 163 (‘000), a 2.5% increase on last year.
  • Milk price increased to 30.01ppl from 28.30ppl, a rise of 6%
  • Purchased feed costs of 8.81ppl were higher compared to last year with a rise of 7.7%, with annual concentrate prices averaging £260/tonne compared to £239/tonne.

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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.