Nationwide Milk Data (NMRs) Annual Manufacturing Report exhibits that whole milk yield dropped by 104kg throughout all breeds in comparison with the earlier 12 months, reflecting the primary fall in manufacturing for 5 years.
NMR, a number one dairy info service supplier, checks and data milk from greater than 50% of the UK’s dairy cows.
The report, which paperwork the 12 months ending September 2022 and was revealed on Monday (January 16), reveals that milk high quality improved within the Holstein breed, which represents 68.2% of all NMR-recorded herds.
Common milk fats was 4.08% and protein was 3.27%, up 0.02% and 0.01% respectively. The breed additionally reported a discount in common somatic cell rely (SCC) of seven,000 cells/ml.
The calving interval dropped to 399 days, which is the primary time on file that it has dipped beneath 400 days.
The report confirmed that the typical Holstein milk yield for 2021/2022 was 9,327kg, down from 9,472kg within the earlier 12 months.
Within the Jersey breed, which represents 1.9% of all NMR-recorded lactations, milk fats fell slighty to five.36% from 5.38%, however protein elevated by 0.01% to three.92%.
Common SCC decreased by 9,000 cells/ml to 189,000 cells/ml.
A dip in milk yield and milk high quality – each fats and protein – had been recorded within the Aryshire, British Friesian, Shorthorn, Guernsey and Montbeliarde breeds. All characterize greater than 0.5% of NMR-recorded lactations.
J H Shropshire returns to prime place, from eighth in 2020/21, within the Holstein manufacturing rating with a mixed fats and protein yield from this Shropshire-based robotically- milked herd of 1,013kg and a median yield of 14,219kg per cow.
In second place is Derbyshire-based JE & EM Marshall with 1,007kg of fats and protein from 183 cows on three-times-a-day milking. Common yield was 13,517kg for the 12 months ending September 2022.
In third place, slipping down from second in 2020/21, is PJ & PE Ashley from Shropshire with 996kg of fats and protein and 13,774kg of milk from 109 cows milked by robots.
Newcomers into the highest 10 nationwide Holstein herds ranked on manufacturing are: GJ Walton, from Denbigh and Flintshire, in seventh place; Will Learn Partnership, from Somerset, in ninth place; and CJ & PH George from Cornwall.