The average milk yield continues to increase

The annual results from Kokontrollen (the Cow Control) shows an average increase in the milk yield to 11,009 kg ECM. The annual report also shows that the reduction in the number of cows is levelling out compared to last year.

Kokontrollen (the Cow Control) has just published its annual results. It shows an average yield of 10,521 kg of milk or 11,009 kg of ECM (energy-corrected milk, i.e., considering the fat and protein content). The average number of herds increases from last year’s 93 to this year’s 97 cows. The reduction in the number of cows in Sweden has levelled out to 2.5 per cent and the reduction in the number of herds is 5.9 per cent.

-It is great to see that the milk yield continues to increase at the same rate as last year. We also see a continued stabilization in the downward trend for both the amount of milk and the total number of animals, Jessica Kinnander, head of Kokontrollen in Växa, says.

Växa is managing Kokontrollen, which is a collection of data and key figures on cattle farming combined with consulting.

The annual report also points out that, the proportion of cows of different breeds has changed somewhat. Holstein cows counts 62.5 percent of the cows in the Kokontrollen, while the share of SRB (Swedish Red-and-White) is 36.2 percent. The Holstein cows’ annual yield already exceeded the 11-tonne limit last year and produces 11,416 kg ECM. The SRB cows also crossed the 10-tonne limit last year with 10,445 kg ECM.