Bulk tank SCC: How low can you go?

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Dairy producers have been steadily making progress in increasing milk quality by reducing bulk tank somatic cell counts. This can be difficult, but it can also be financially rewarding. K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk says somatic cell counts under 100,000 have been achieved – and he wonders how low they can go.

Listen to what Brouk has to say in a recent 2-minute "Milk Lines" podcast, “Lowering Somatic Cell Counts”…

“Milk Lines" is co-produced by the K-State College of Agriculture and the K-State Radio Network.

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Dr Dan    
Ohio  |  April, 17, 2013 at 06:58 AM

I feel there is such a thing as too low. I have a herd that will run 50,000 for 3-4 months and then disaster. Not saying disaster would not have happened with a count of 75-80, just observing.

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