GB milk hygiene

Updated 21 April 2021

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 March averaged 26,000/ml, the sameas the previous month and 2,000/ml lower than March 2020.
  • Average Bactoscan levels for the 2020 year stood at 27,000/ml, 1,000 higher than the 2019 average.
  • Somatic cell count (SCC) levels averaged 157,000/ml in March, 1,000 higher than the previous month and 4,000/ml lower than March 2020.
  • The average cell count stood at 164,000/ml for 2020, 1,000/ml lower than the 2019 average.

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