Cost Comparison

Cost Comparison Whole Milk Vs Milk Replacer

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Based on 15% mixing rate

Dry matter fed/day Cost per tonne milk replacer Price per litre of whole milk Cost of feeding milk replacer/day Cost of feeding whole milk/day (6l/day) Saving using milk replacer to 56 days
600 g/day £1,979 39 p/l £1.18 £1.56 £21.28
750 g/day £1,979 39 p/l £1.48 £1.95 £26.32
900 g/day £1,979 39 p/l £1.78 £2.34 £31.96
1,050 g/day £1,979 39 p/l £2.07 £2.73 £36.96
800 g/day £1,979 39 p/l £2.37 £3.12 £42.00

*Assumes cows milk is 12.5% dry matter. Assumes weaning at 56 days. 

Updated February 2024.

Based on 13.5% mixing rate

Dry matter fed/day Cost per tonne milk replacer Price per litre of whole milk Cost of feeding milk replacer/day Cost of feeding whole milk/day (6l/day) Saving using milk replacer to 56 days
540 g/day £2,501 39 p/l £1.35 £1.56 £11.76
675 g/day £2,501 39 p/l £1.68 £1.95 £15.12
810 g/day £2,501 39 p/l £2.02 £2.34 £17.92
945 g/day £2,501 39 p/l £2.36 £2.73 £20.72
1,080 g/day £2,501 39 p/l £2.70 £3.12 £23.52

*Assumes cows milk is 12.5% dry matter. Assumes weaning at 56 days. 

Updated February 2024.