GB Milk Hygiene

Published 31 October 18

Bactoscan levels for September averaged 27,000/ml, 1000/ml lower than the previous month month and 1,000/ml higher than September 2017. Average Bactoscan levels for the 2017 year stood at 27,000/ml, which is in line with the 2016 average.

SCC levels averaged 177,000/ml in September, 1,000/ml lower than the previous month and 10,000/ml higher than September 2017. For the 2017 year, the average cell count stood at 160,000/ml, 5,000/ml lower than the 2016 average.

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Bactoscan ('000 per ml)
  2015 2016 2017 2018
Jan 27 27 29 26
Feb 27 25 32  25 
Mar 27 25 30 27
Apr 25 27 26 29
May 23 25  25   26 
Jun 23 25 24  26 
Jul 24 26  25   27 
Aug 26 26  26   28 
Sep 26 27  26   27 
Oct 26 27  28   
Nov 29 28  29   
Dec 29 30  28   
Average 26 27 27   

 

Cell count ('000 per ml)
  2015 2016 2017 2018
Jan 154 158 149 149
Feb 156 159 157  149 
Mar 158 161 159  153 
Apr 161 166 162 156
May 161 161 164  160 
Jun 161 166  161   164 
Jul 165 171  167  171
Aug 171 177  169  178
Sep 173 179  167   177 
Oct 166 173  160   
Nov 159 162 154  
Dec 157 152  150   
Average 162 165 160   

Raw data provided by: GB dairies

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This data comes from an AHDB survey of GB Dairies, with sample members receiving monthly data on composition and hygiene. If you are interested in joining our survey sample please contact Martin Doherty at martin.doherty@ahdb.org.uk.