Producing milk with high component values and low somatic cell counts doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, a producer panel at a profit symposium sponsored by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin attributed their success to a few key areas:

  •   Stable rations, so that cows have a consistent diet. This helps reduce stress and acidosis issues.
  • An emphasis on milk components in breeding programs.
  •   Employee training programs that underscore the need for consistent milking procedures. 

The result? SCC levels that hover around 100,000 and elevated milk protein levels that add to the bottom line.