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Dairy Manager Latest Results

Analysis of herds using Kingshay’s dairy costings service showed a rise of 10% on average milk prices in August 2021 compared to the same month of the previous year, up to 30.50ppl, the highest it’s been since December 2018. Whilst milk prices were higher, concentrate prices per tonne also continued to increased by 11% to £268/tonne compared to August 2020. Whilst the increases were both similar, the concentrate use per cow per day also stayed similar at 7.7 kg/cow/day. Overall, the margin over purchased feed per cow was 10% higher in August 2021 at £140/cow, compared to £127/cow last year.

Total concentrate use tonnes and concentrate use per litre stayed fairly steady, however this didn’t stop the concentrate costs from rising, resulting in an 9% increase in all purchased feed cost/litre at 8.79 ppl.

Other rolling trends for the year ending August 2021 include -

  • Average herd size increased to 204 cows in herd.
  • Yields averaged 8,533 litres per cow, 1.7% increase on last year.
  • Milk from forage increased by 125 litres per cow to average 2,883 litres per cow.
  • Cell counts remained low at 163 (‘000), the same as the previous year.
  • Milk price increased to 29.4ppl from 28.16ppl, a rise of 4.4%
  • Purchased feed costs of 8.53ppl were higher compared to last year with a rise of 6%, with annual concentrate prices averaging £252/tonne compared to £237/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.