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 November, 2018

Cows in milk 236
Cows dried off 18
Cows in the herd 254
In-calf heifer 54
Bulling heifer 25
Calves 129
Total 462

 

Production in November, 2018

Milk Production  
litres per month

 267,448

litres per day 8.915
litres per cow per day 38.43

 

Milk Quality  
Butterfat 3.66%
Protein 3.43%
Bactoscan 7
Cell Count 120

 

Milk price won in November, 2018:

31.28 ppl

 

Lameness/Mobility score in October, 2018

Score 0 & 1        90%
Score 2 & 3 10%

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 November, 2018

Major personal accident nil
Minor personal accident    nil
Milk contamination nil
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 November, 2018

Temperature, average  11.2 deg
Temperature, high 15.1 deg
Temperature, low -0.9 deg
Humidity 90.2%
Wind speed, average 3.2 mph
Wind speed, high 40.1 mph
THW Index 7.6
Barometetric pressure 1,011.6
Rain 75.8 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