GB milk hygiene

Updated 26 November 2019

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 October averaged 26,000/ml, 2,000 lower than the previous month and 1,000/ml higher than October 2018.
  • Average Bactoscan levels for the 2018 year stood at 27,000/ml, equal to the 2017 average.
  • Somatic cell count (SCC) levels averaged 172,000/ml in October, 8,000 lower than the previous month and 4,000 higher than October 2018.
  • The average cell count stood at 161,000/ml for 2018, 1,000/ml higher than the 2017 average.

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