GB milk hygiene

Updated 23 June 2020

Average somatic cell counts and bactoscan levels for GB are reported, based on an AHDB survey of dairies. 

Interested in joining our survey sample?

Email Martin Doherty at martin.doherty@ahdb.org.uk

Overview

  • Bactoscan levels for May averaged 27,000/ml, 1,000 lower than the previous month and 4,000/ml higher than May 2019.
  • Average Bactoscan levels for the 2019 year stood at 26,000/ml, 1,000 lower than the 2018 average.
  • Somatic cell count (SCC) levels averaged 161,000/ml in May, 1,000 lower than the previous month and the same as May 2019.
  • The average cell count stood at 165,000/ml for 2019, 4,000/ml higher than the 2018 average.




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GB milk hygiene