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  PROFITABILITY IS THE BOTTOM LINE Jean Brisson, agr., Dairy Production Expert, Lactanet Canada
PROFITABILITY IS THE BOTTOM LINE
Profitability is never a given in agriculture,
including dairy farming. A farm’s profitability
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PROFITABILITY REPORT
Cow Lifetime Profit
Chain # Breed Lact # NA3MrdE Lactation: 19% of Herd
yy mm
($/cow) yy mm HERD NUMBER
($/cow) PAGE
yy mm ($/cow) PROFIT DATE
yy mm
($/cow)
($/cow)
of Life ($/d)
3.66
2.75
   On3t2a9ri0o Sample Herd 3290
CanWest DHI 3294 3294
3280 3280 HO 5 A2t−1s0t0Calving −1904 13st−L0ac1tation* −41 2n4d −La0c3tation* 2694 3r5d −La0ct4ation* 5591 Lif8et5im1e*1 3.64
Cow34N7am4e Curr Age
Profit Age * ($/cow−) 1725yy mm2−10
−1976 3−04
−1843 3−00 −1834 3−00
−1879 3−05 −2052 3−01
Profit Age * Profit Age * Profit Profit ($/cow) −53yy mm3−11($/cow) 235y7y mm4−11($/cow) 547($4/cow)
Profit/Day
of Life ($/d3) .01
3305
C3h4a7in4# BreeHd OLact # 4yy m1m−10
3rd Lactation: 19% of Herd
 3290
3305 HO
3290 HO 5 3389 HO
3294 HO 4 3348 HO
3280 HO 5 3434 HO
4 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 6 5 5
2−01
2−00 1−11
2−00 2−02
2−00 2−01
1−10 2−00
2−01 1−11
1−11 1−09
2−02 2−04
2−01 2−00
2−00 1−11
124 4−04
−126 4−02 −322 4−00
265 4−05 −314 4−06
2335 5−07
2689 5−04 2412 5−00
2683 5−07 1796 5−08
2694 5−04 2101 5−03
2357 4−11 2178 5−01
2335 5−07 1722 5−01
2412 5−00 1797 4−11
1796 5−08 1743 5−09
2101 5−03 1901 5−04
2178 5−01 1348 5−00
5423
5898 9252 5289
5680 4994
5591 8511 4823
5474 4772
5423 4670
5289 4642
4994 4511
4823 4430
2.65 2.88 2.41 2.51
3389
3.66 2.75 3.64 3.01
3294
3348
3280
3434
−1904 3−01 −41 4−03
3474
−2013 3−02
−1725 2−10 −1885 3−01
−1976 3−04 −1819 3−01
−1834 3−00 −1646 2−09
−2052 3−01 −2249 3−05
−2013 3−02 −1840 3−03
−533 4−02
−53 3−11
71 4−01
124 4−04 −436 4−01
−322 4−00 −287 3−09
−314 4−06 −555 4−07
−533 4−02 −346 4−04
3277
3305 3277 HO
3403
3474 HO 4 3305 HO 4
7786 3.40
3389
3403 HO 3389 HO 4 3458 HO 3348 HO 4
2.65 2.88 2.41
2.50
3458
2.58 7511 3.01
3348
3237
3434 3237 HO
3350
3434 HO 4 3350 HO 3277 HO 5 3397 HO
2.51
2.26
3277
−1885 3−01 71 4−01
4772 7786 3.40 4277 2.32
3397
−1770 3−00 −1819 3−01
−256 4−00 −436 4−01
3403
1−11 2−03
1722 5−01 2009 5−07
4670 2.50 4215 6311 2.58
3403 HO 4 3458 3224 HO
3224
3404 3458 HO 4
1−09 1−11
−2167 3−07 −1646 2−09
−117 4−07 −287 3−09
1797 4−11 2082 5−04
4642 2.58 4170 2.13
3237 3404 HO 3298 3237 HO 5
2−04 2−00
−1807 3−01 −2249 3−05
−70 4−02 −555 4−07
1743 5−09 1878 5−03
4511 7511 3.01 4156 7046 2.91
3350 3298 HO 3267 3350 HO 4
2−00 1−11
−1888 3−00 −1840 3−03
−377 4−01 −346 4−04
1901 5−04 1880 5−03
4430 2.26 3984 6703 2.85
3397 3267 HO 3301 3397 HO 4
1−11 2−00
−1761 3−00 −1770 3−00
−1843 3−02 −2167 3−07
−2070 3−03 −1807 3−01
−1849 2−11 −1888 3−00
36 3−11 −256 4−00
−678 4−02 −117 4−07
−668 4−02 −70 4−02
−710 4−02 −377 4−01
1348 5−00 1566 5−02
4277 2.32 3885 6945 3.07
3224 3301 HO
4215 6311 2.58
3410
3224 HO 5 3410 HO 3404 HO 4 3382 HO
2−03 2−02
2009 5−07 1337 5−03
3404
3775 4170
3638 4156 7046
2846 3984 6703
2810
3885 6945 3.07
1.95 1.85 1.41 1.46
3382
1−11
2082 5−04
2.13 2.91 2.85
3298
3298 HO 5 3414 HO
2−00 2−00
1−11 1−11
2−01 2−00
2−04 2−02
2−04 2−00
2−04 1−11
1209 5−04 1878 5−03
1188 5−06 1880 5−03
878 5−03 5−02
731 6−02 5−03
328 5−04 5−04
810 5−06 5−06
3414
3267
−814 4−04
3378
3267 HO 5 3378 HO
−1804 3−01
−1761 3−00 36 3−11
3301
−1995 3−02 −1843 3−02
−2282 3−10 −2070 3−03
−2231 3−04 −1849 2−11
−2282 3−04 −1804 3−01
−384 4−02 −678 4−02
−929 4−10 −668 4−02
−1260 4−04 −710 4−02
−440 4−04 −814 4−04
1566 1337 1209 1188 878
3301 HO 5 3410 3088 HO
3088
2665 8453 2.72 3775 1.95
2447 4542 1.91 3638 1.85
2184 4490 1.87 2846 1.41
3262 3410 HO 4 3382 3262 HO
3322 3382 HO 4
3414 3322 HO 3414 HO 4
3378 3378 HO 3088 3088 HO
HO 5 2−00 HO 4 2−00
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−1995 3−02
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routine milk recording receive a series of
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reports that summarize the performance
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of their herd. Dairy producers are inspired
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biduet nhtoifwy trhenydcso, mcepleabreratoteoathcceorsm. Tphlieshments,
information is used to monitor progress,
share with advisors, look for improvements,
identify trends, celebrate accomplishments,
promote excellence in herd management,
share with advisors, look for improvements,
set goals and participate in awards.
promote excellence in herd management,
The Profitability Report is just one of six
set goals and participate in awards.
reports included in this bundle.
The Profitability Report is just one of six reports included in this bundle.
About the Profitability Report
annual summary estimating the profitability
The Lactanet Profitability Report is an
of animals in the herd. There are two
annual summary estimating the profitability
sections to this Report: Herd Summary and
of animals in the herd. There are two
Cow Lifetime Profit.
sections to this Report: Herd Summary and Co1w. LHifeetirmdeSPuromfitm. ary
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5−03
2810 1.46
This report consolidates the individual
1. Herd Summary
cow profitability data provided on the
This report consolidates the individual
Cow Lifetime Profit report into group
cow profitability data provided on the
averages. It can help you compare
Cow Lifetime Profit report into group
your results to that of provincial
averages. It can help you compare
benchmarks.
your results to that of provincial benchmarks.
2. CowLifetimeProfit
This report ranks the cows currently
2. CowLifetimeProfit
in the herd based on their economic
This report ranks the cows currently
return at various stages of their
in the herd based on their economic
productive life.
return at various stages of their productive life.
ERV
ICE
 About the Profitability Report
The Lactanet Profitability Report is an
 certainly a lengthy one. The Lactanet Annual
including dairy farming. A farm’s profitability
Profitability Report does not pretend to predict
depends on a number of factors and the list is
how much money you have in the bank, as
 At
bi
certainly a lengthy one. The Lactanet Annual
we do not have access to your farm expenses.
Profitability Report does not pretend to predict
However, some of the herd data can have a
how much money you have in the bank, as
direct impact on profitability potential.
we do not have access to your farm expenses. However, some of the herd data can have a
Profit Per Day of Life
direct impact on profitability potential.
Lactanet, we collect data such as date of
Profit Per Day of Life
rth, age at first calving, milk production,
kg of butterfat and of protein produced. We
At Lactanet, we collect data such as date of
then take the component prices and calculate
birth, age at first calving, milk production,
income from milk sales. Although we do not
kg of butterfat and of protein produced. We
have building and machinery depreciation,
then take the component prices and calculate
salaries or insurance costs, the milk income
income from milk sales. Although we do not
minus standard expenses (same basis for
have building and machinery depreciation,
each farm either per cow, per heifer or per
salaries or insurance costs, the milk income
hectolitre), gives you the profit per day of life.
minus standard expenses (same basis for each farm either per cow, per heifer or per
As an example, one cow who has completed
hectolitre), gives you the profit per day of life.
three lactations with good components and has calved within decent intervals could
As an example, one cow who has completed
potentially make you $5 per day of life, maybe
three lactations with good components and mohraes. cAaplvreodmwisitinhginfdirestcecnatlfinhteirfevralws hcoucladlved twpoomteonntitahllsy amgaokceayno’ut b$e5 opnerthdeaypofsilitfiev,emyeayt baes shme ohraes. Ajusptrosmtairstiendgtfoirsgtecnaelfrahteifienrcwomhoecaaftlveerda cotuwpolemoofnytehasrsagoof icnavne’st tbmeeont.the positive yet as
she has just started to generate income after a
Profit per day of life is how the Lactanet
couple of years of investment.
Profitability Report is presented to its
Profit per day of life is how the Lactanet
customers. The report also gives you valuable
Profitability Report is presented to its
benchmarks to compare with. Is your herd
customers. The report also gives you valuable
+$1.00, +$2.00, -$0.50/day of life? Is it
benchmarks to compare with. Is your herd
information that you can discuss with your
+$1.00, +$2.00, -$0.50/day of life? Is it
farm team and advisors.
information that you can discuss with your farm team and advisors.
 Age at First Calving
T
not enough to cover the rearing costs. If first-
Age at First Calving
Th
months of age will cost more than the one who
lactation cows represent up to 50% of the
ere is no magic. A heifer who calves at 30
There is no magic. A heifer who calves at 30
lactation cows represent up to 50% of the
calves at 24 months. More bedding, more silage,
day of life be a small number. Greater profit
months of age will cost more than the one who
herd, it is no surprise to see the herd profit per
more time, more room. Good management may
often comes with third or forth lactation cows
calves at 24 months. More bedding, more silage,
day of life be a small number. Greater profit
lead to a high producing first calf heifer calving
and older. A good balance between young
more time, more room. Good management may
often comes with third or forth lactation cows
as early as 21-22 months. That is where you
cows and mature cows increase the chances
lead to a high producing first calf heifer calving
and older. A good balance between young
decide if young cows will start their career at
to generate a better herd profit per day of life.
as early as 21-22 months. That is where you
cows and mature cows increase the chances
-$2,800 or -$3,600.
Mature, multi lactation cows can sometimes
decide if young cows will start their career at -$2,800 or -$3,600.
to generate a better herd profit per day of life.
Productivity
if not more. How does your herd measure up?
Ag
260 kg butterfat and 220 kg protein will not be
Conclusion
Again, no magic. A first lactation at 7,000 kg,
A
economic value on your herd data to help you
enough to cover the cost of raising. In short, at
260 kg butterfat and 220 kg protein will not be
the end of her first lactation, she will not have
At Lactanet, we constantly work at putting
enough to cover the cost of raising. In short, at
be as profitable as possible. Our wish is that
provided enough of a return to keep her in the
economic value on your herd data to help you
the end of her first lactation, she will not have
your herd average profit per day of life be the
milk line. In your herd, how many first lactation
be as profitable as possible. Our wish is that
provided enough of a return to keep her in the
highest possible. Our objective is that you use
cows are showing positive when calving for
your herd average profit per day of life be the
milk line. In your herd, how many first lactation
the powerful data and work with your advisory
the second lactation? Your Lactanet Cow
highest possible. Our objective is that you use
cows are showing positive when calving for
team to get the highest possible profit!
Lifetime Profit Report can tell you this.
the powerful data and work with your advisory team to get the highest possible profit!
the second lactation? Your Lactanet Cow Lifetime Profit Report can tell you this.
Demography
he production in first lactation is typically
 The production in first lactation is typically
not enough to cover the rearing costs. If first-
herd, it is no surprise to see the herd profit per
bring up to $12,000 to $15,000 of lifetime profit,
Mature, multi lactation cows can sometimes
bring up to $12,000 to $15,000 of lifetime profit, if not more. How does your herd measure up?
 Productivity
ain, no magic. A first lactation at 7,000 kg,
 Conclusion
t Lactanet, we constantly work at putting
 For more information on Lactanet herd reports, please contact us at 1-800-549-4373 or visit lactanet.ca.
For more information on Lactanet herd reports, please contact us at 1-800-549-4373 or visit lactanet.ca.
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