GB milk hygiene

Updated 20 August 2020

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

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  • Bactoscan levels for July averaged 24,000/ml, the same as the previous month and 2,000/ml lower than July 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 166,000/ml in July, 5,000 higher than the previous month and 5,000/ml lower than July 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