Using an Individual Cow Somatic Cell Count Diagnostic Algorithm to Investigate Herd Milk Quality Problems

Nigel B. Cook, Tom B. Bennett, Kathy M. Emery, Ken Nordlund
When investigating herds with high somatic cell counts (SCC), how do we direct our advice to target areas with the biggest impact on herd profitability? Analysis of individual cow SCC from the current and previous six months Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) recordings using Wisgraph to calculate a number of udder infection parameters; comparison of these data with benchmark performance for the top 10% of herds; and using the algorithm described below may help.
doi:10.21423/aabppro20025075 fatcat:6kn2ujvfrfdilcc2llhdbotxai