The Numbers

Henden Area

Forage land 308 acres (124 hectares)
Grazing land 62 acres (25 hectares)
Amenity land 11 acres (5 hectares)
Woodland 99 acres (40 hectares)
Other 19 acres (8 hectares)
Total 500 acres (202 hectares)

 

Livestock as at end of January, 2019

Cows in milk 225
Cows dried off 20
Cows in the herd 245
In-calf heifer 59
Bulling heifer 28
Calves 119
Total 451

 

Production in January, 2019

Milk Production  
litres per month

 249,270

litres per day 8.041
litres per cow per day 36.39

 

Milk Quality  
Butterfat 3.78%
Protein 3.38%
Bactoscan 8
Cell Count 133

 

Milk price won in January, 2019:

32.26 ppl

 

Lameness/Mobility score in January, 2019

Score 0 & 1        91%
Score 2 & 3 9%

These scores are recorded by a vet.  A recent average of 50 farms shows 80% for a Score 0 & 1 and 20% for Score 2 & 3.  Nationally, the scores are thought to be a little worse than these.  What is clear is that famers understand the importance of keeping lameness to a minimum:  for livestock health and welfare and for enhancing yields.

 

Accident report in January, 2019

Major personal accident nil
Minor personal accident    1 - stick grazing eye
Milk contamination 2 small ones  
Major environment incident       nil
Minor environment incident nil
Building damage nil
Equipment damage nil

 

Number of Staff

Dairy 6 - incl 2 women
Estate 1 - incl 0 women
Administration       2 half time - incl 2 women
 

Weather Data for December, 2018

Temperature, average  7.1 deg
Temperature, high 13.9 deg
Temperature, low -0.5 deg
Humidity 91.4%
Wind speed, average 2.5 mph
Wind speed, high 33.0 mph
THW Index 6.6
Barometetric pressure 1,016.5
Rain 66.4 mm

 

Dairy Budget 2018/19  (moving to three times daily mlking from May)

Number of livestock 463
Number of livestock in the herd 265
Milk production 3,009,064 litres (35.3 litres per day per cow)

 

Revenue £'000 Pence per litre
Milk sales 962 30.5
Livestock & other sales 57 1.8
Total revenue 1,019 32.3

 

Costs £'000 Pence per litre
Labour -214 -6.8
Feed and crop               -470 -14.9
Bedding -45 -1.4
Utilities -38 -1.2
Vets/AI -62 -2.0
Machinery & Property -99 -3.2
All other costs -45 -1.7
Total costs -983 -31.2

 

Totals £'000 Pence per litre
Operating profit             36 1.1
Depreciation -133 -4.2
Pre-tax profit -94 -3.1