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Dairy Manager Latest Results

yieldAnalysis of Herds using Kingshay costings service show average milk prices for April 2017 were up by 21% compared to April 2016 (27.02ppl compared to 22.26ppl last year). This has resulted in higher monthly margins, with a 33% increase in MOPF per cow in herd.

Milk yields increased by 3% in April 2017, to 27.5 l/cow/day compared to April 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 increased by 6% to 10.1 l/cow/day.

ForageConcentrate use was up at 8 kg per cow per day. The concentrate price increased to £212 per tonne. Purchased feed costs went up by 4% to 6.76ppl.

The rolling margins (MOPF) for the year ending April 2017 averaged 16.98ppl (identical to previous year) or £1,369 per cow. This was 2.2% per cow lower than last year, due to lower milk incomes, even though feed costs have come down.

Other rolling trends for the year ending April 2017 include -

  • Average herd size increased by 1.5% to 206 cows in herd.
  • Yields averaged 8,061 litres per cow, a 2.2% increase on last year.
  • Milk from forage decreased by 3.1% to 2,572 litres per cow.
  • Cell Counts remained low at 163 (‘000).
  • Milk price down 0.2% to 24.02ppl.
  • Purchased feed costs at 7.03 ppl were 0.7% lower than last year, with concentrate prices averaging £206/tonne.

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