2008 SOMATIC CELL AND BACTERIA COUNT (PER mL)


2008 SOMATIC CELL AND BACTERIA COUNT (PER mL)
Province July August September October November December
British Columbia Somatic Cells 171,828 188,504 180,909 150,580 174,283 169,493
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
8,734 9,846 5,551 6,200 6,210 4,876
Alberta Somatic Cells 217,855 213,280 197,350 184,063 174,551 196,116
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
 …   …   …   …   …   … 
Saskatchewan Somatic Cells 298,941 292,869 270,923 253,119 231,575 250,583
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
20,671 14,807 20,073 15,170 11,674 14,130
Manitoba Somatic Cells 301,000 306,000 284,000 265,000 260,000 260,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 30,000 23,000 26,000 24,000 28,000 32,000
Ontario Somatic Cells 267,000 283,000 274,000 252,000 240,000 233,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 27,000 26,000 26,000 28,000 29,000 27,000
Quebec Somatic Cells 274,464 288,898 283,137 275,967 263,154 254,897
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
22,715 17,046
New Brunswick Somatic Cells 241,305 275,034 250,098 239,343 236,107 239,181
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
6,293 9,358 12,345 5,492 9,421 8,901
Nova Scotia Somatic Cells 265,753 284,595 264,885 236,788 236,391 243,324
Bacteria
(Loop Plate Count)
14,314 12,086 13,324 13,927 15,218 15,858
Prince Edward Island Somatic Cells 247,000 263,000 245,000 228,000 238,000 240,000
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
16,261 12,634 8,253 7,928 7,871 11,185

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Source: Provincial Milk Marketing Boards
Compiled by Dairy Section, AAFC

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