GB Milk Hygiene

Published 24 November 17

Bactoscan levels for October averaged 28,000/ml, 2,000/ml higher than the previous month and 1.000/ml higher than October 2016. Average Bactoscan levels for the 2016 year stood at 27,000/ml, 1,000/ml higher than the 2015 average.

SCC levels averaged 160,000/ml in October, 7,000/ml less than the previous month and 13,000/ml less than in October 2016. For the 2016 year, the average cell count stood at 165,000/ml, 3,000/ml higher than the 2015 average.

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Bactoscan ('000 per ml)
  2014 2015 2016 2017
Jan 27 27 27 29
Feb 27 27 25 32
Mar 26 27 25 30
Apr 26 25 27 26
May 25 23 25  25 
Jun 25 23 25 24
Jul 24 24 26  25 
Aug 24 26 26  26 
Sep 24 26 27  26 
Oct 26 26 27  28 
Nov 27 29 28  
Dec 28 29 30  
Average 26 26 27  

 

Cell count ('000 per ml)
  2014 2015 2016 2017
Jan 165 154 158 149
Feb 161 156 159 157
Mar 161 158 161 159
Apr 163 161 166 162
May 166 161 161 164
Jun 169 161 166  161 
Jul 174 165 171  167 
Aug 178 171 177  169 
Sep 179 173 179  167 
Oct 172 166 173  160 
Nov 164 159 162  
Dec 157 157 152  
Average 167 162 165  

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.