2012 SOMATIC CELL AND BACTERIA COUNT (PER mL)


2012 SOMATIC CELL AND BACTERIA COUNT (PER mL)
Province July August September October November December
British Columbia Somatic Cell 178,217 197,975 189,975 170,954 164,715 164,342
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 21,152 23,831 20,374 21,130 20,664 18,507
Alberta Somatic Cell 235,898 233,705 207,876 193,941 186,139 184,647
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 21,087 20,908 18,350 17,994 20,551 17,017
Saskatchewan Somatic Cell -- -- -- -- -- --
Bacteria (Bactoscan) -- -- -- -- -- --
Manitoba Somatic Cell 310,000 303,000 271,000 246,000 244,000 239,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 27,000 20,000 20,000 19,000 24,000 23,000
Ontario Somatic Cell 261,000 260,000 239,000 220,000 212,000 209,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 21,000 20,000 20,000 21,000 21,000 21,000
Quebec Somatic Cell 248,922 251,576 248,047 236,177 231,091 223,869
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 46,814 47,214 36,447 37,187 28,319 37,254
New Brunswick Somatic Cell 222,895 240,824 227,638 212,119 204,367 215,294
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
16,844 13,178 7,513 5,335 6,122 8,074
Nova Scotia Somatic Cell 216,593 245,158 240,444 228,124 218,365 215,212
Bacteria
(Loop Plate Count)
14,095 13,436 20,249 11,432 9,946 10,770
Prince Edward Island Somatic Cell 219,000 233,000 214,000 195,000 196,000 197,000
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)1
8,043 25,166 22,022 21,885 19,316 18,768

1 Bactoscan starting in August
-- Not available
Source: Provincial Milk Marketing Boards
Compiled by Dairy Section, AAFC

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