GB milk hygiene

Updated 20 May 2024

Average somatic cell count and bactoscan levels for GB are reported, based on an AHDB survey of dairies, covering approximately 2/3 of milk production. 

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  • Bactoscan levels for April averaged 26,000/ml, no change to the previous month and no change to last year 
  • Average Bactoscan levels for the 2023 year stood at 28,000/ml, 1,000 higher than the 2022 average
  • Somatic cell count (SCC) levels averaged 152,000/ml in April 3,000/ml higher than the previous month and 3,000/ml lower than last year
  • The average cell count stood at 160,000/ml for 2023, no change to the 2022 average

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GB milk hygiene

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