GB milk hygiene

Updated 5 November 2019

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 September averaged 28,000/ml, 1,000 higher than the previous month and 1,000/ml higher than September 2018.
  • Average Bactoscan levels for the 2018 year stood at 27,000/ml, equal to the 2017 average.
  • Somatic cell count (SCC) levels averaged 180,000/ml in September, the same as the previous month and 3,000 higher than September 2018.
  • The average cell count stood at 161,000/ml for 2018, 1,000/ml higher than the 2017 average.




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GB milk hygiene