GB Milk Hygiene

Published 20 October 14

The data below covers the monthly average milk quality for Great Britain from 2008.

Bactoscan levels for August averaged at 24,000/ml, the same as in the previous month and 1,000/ml less than August 2013. Average Bactoscan levels for the 2013 year stood at 27,000/ml, down 3,000/ml from the 2012 average.

SCC levels increased to an average of 178,000/ml in August 2014, up 4,000ml from the previous month. In August 2013, they were 1,000/ml higher at 177,000/ml. For the 2013 year, the average cell count stood at 171,000/ml, 15,000/ml below the 2012 average of 186,000/ml.

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Average GB Milk Quality

Bactoscan ('000 per ml)

  

2010

2011

2012

2013

 2014

January

34

34

33

30

27

February

33

33

32

30

27

March

31

32

31

31

26

April

29

30

30

30

26

May

27

29

28

26

25

June

25

29

28

25

25

July

26

29

29

25

24

August

27

28

29

 25  24

September

27

29

28

25  

October

30

30

29

25  

November

32

32

31

28

 

December

33

34

31

27  

Yearly Average

30

31

30

27  

Cell Count ('000 per ml)

  

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014 

January

187

190

179

169

165

February

188

193

177

168

161

March

190

190

178

172

161

April

192

192

182

167

163

May

193

192

185

167

166

June

194

192

188

168

169

July

197

193

195

173

174

August

202

197

203

177 178

September

201

197

202

178  

October

190

191

191

175  

November

182

184

178

171  

December

182

180

171

167  

Yearly Average

192

191

186

171  

Raw Data provided by: DIAL/FMG Members

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