Somatic cell counts and other indicators of milk quality

KVAPILÍK, J. & SYRŮČEK, J. Počet somatických buněk a další ukazatele jakosti mléka. Mlékařské listy, 2013, roč. 24, č. 137, s. 10-15.{INTLINK}
KVAPILÍK, Jindřich and SYRŮČEK, Jan. Somatic cell counts and other indicators of milk quality. Mlékařské listy, 2013, vol. 24(137), p. 10-15. ISSN 1212-950X.
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In none of the nearly 700 monthly tank milk samples analysed in German and Czech labs somatic cell count (SCC) and total bacteria count (TBC) didn´t exceed the limit, and there were only low incidence of antibiotic residues (AR) and fair protein and fat content. According to the regression coefficients can be estimated that a reduction SCC of 100,000 per ml of milk resulted in a significant decrease in TBC by about 15,000 and the proportion of samples with AR by 0.14%, increase fat and protein content by 0.09 and 0.21%, increase of samples in class S by 26% and decrease of samples in class II of 0.6%. Calculated income is higher when SCC 100,000 per ml about CZK 0.79 per kg of milk, CZK 15.80 per cow and day and CZK 575,000 per company and year (100 cows, delivery 20 kg of milk per cow per day and 730,000 kg per year) than at SCC 350,000 in 1 ml of milk. The results confirmed that the reduction of SCC in milk has significant increased the quality and purchase prices of milk.