GB milk hygiene

Updated 24 May 2022

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 May averaged 26,000/ml, unchanged on the previous month and 2,000 higher than May 2021.
  • Average Bactoscan levels for the 2021 year stood at 26,000/ml, 1,000 lower than the 2020 average.
  • Somatic cell count (SCC) levels averaged 156,000/ml in May, 3,000 higher than the previous month and 3,000 lower than May 2021.
  • The average cell count stood at 164,000/ml for 2021, the same as the 2020 average.

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GB milk hygiene

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