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Dairy Manager Latest Results

Analysis of herds using Kingshay dairy costings service are continuing to show an increase in average milk prices for July 2017. These were up by 31% compared to July 2016 (27.39ppl compared to 20.98ppl last year). Also monthly margins were higher, with a 42% increase in MOPF per cow in herd. Average cow numbers were up by 2% to 206 for July 2017.

Milk yields increased by 3%, to 25.5 l/cow/day compared to July 2016. The graph highlights monthly changes to daily milk yields compared to the previous year. Each month has been lower for the past year until February 2017, when the effects of a challenging grazing season last year and low milk price are reflected. Milk from forage has remained the same at 9.5 l/cow/day.

Concentrate use increased by 6% to 7.2 kg per cow per day. The concentrate price increased to £215 per tonne. Purchased feed costs went up by 11% to 6.5ppl.

The rolling margins (MOPF) for the year ending July 2017 averaged 18.32ppl, 13.4% higher than the previous year, or £1,479 per cow. This was 12.1% higher per cow than last year, due to the increases in milk incomes, even though feed costs have increased.

Other rolling trends for the year ending July 2017 include -

  • Average herd size increased by 2% to 203 cows in herd.
  • Yields averaged 8,073 litres per cow, a 1.2% decrease on last year.
  • Milk from forage decreased by 4% to 2,597 litres per cow.
  • Cell Counts decreased slightly at 163 (‘000).
  • Milk price up 10.9% to 25.49ppl.
  • Purchased feed costs at 7.17 ppl were 5% higher than last year, with concentrate prices averaging £211/tonne.

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