GB milk hygiene

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Updated 7 January 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 November averaged 30,000/ml, 4,000 higher than the previous month and 2,000/ml higher than November 2018.
  • Average Bactoscan levels for the 2018 year stood at 27,000/ml, equal to the 2017 average.
  • Somatic cell count (SCC) levels averaged 165,000/ml in Nvember, 7,000 lower than the previous month and 8,000 higher than November 2018.
  • The average cell count stood at 161,000/ml for 2018, 1,000/ml higher than the 2017 average.

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