GB Milk Hygiene

Published 20 March 19

Bactoscan levels for February averaged 26,000/ml, the same as the previous month and the 1,000/ml higher than February 2018. Average Bactoscan levels for the 2019 year stood at 26,000/ml, which is 1,000/ml below the 2018 average.

SCC levels averaged 155,000/ml in February, 3,000/ml higher than the previous month and 6,000/ml higher than February 2018. The average cell count stood at 154,000/ml for 2019, 7,000/ml lower than the 2018 average.

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Bactoscan ('000 per ml)
  2016 2017 2018 2019
Jan 27 29 26 26
Feb 25 32  25   26 
Mar 25 30 27  
Apr 27 26 29  
May 25  25   26   
Jun 25 24  26   
Jul 26  25   27   
Aug 26  26   28   
Sep 27  26   27   
Oct 27  28   27   
Nov 28  29   28   
Dec 30  28   29  
Average 27 27    27  26

 

Cell count ('000 per ml)
  2016 2017 2018 2019
Jan 158 149 149 152
Feb 159 157  149  155 
Mar 161 159  153   
Apr 166 162 156  
May 161 164  160   
Jun 166  161   164   
Jul 171  167  171  
Aug 177  169  178  
Sep 179  167   177   
Oct 173  160   168   
Nov 162 154 157  
Dec 152  150  152  
Average 165 160  161 154

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.