Somatic Cell Count

Monitoring and investigating SCC rises

Monitoring and investigating SCC rises

A rise in somatic cell count (SCC) in a bulk tank at this time of the year should not be...

June 19, 2022

Keeping SCC under control during peak supply months

Keeping SCC under control during peak supply months

Controlling somatic cell counts (SCC) is a key component to suppling high-quality milk. SCC can be impacted by a number...

May 2, 2022

Management of SCC in early lactation

Management of SCC in early lactation

A good start is half the work when it comes to management of somatic cell count (SCC) in early lactation....

March 4, 2021

Health data recording: The cost of high cell count cows on farm profit

Health data recording: The cost of high cell count cows on farm profit

The importance of recording health data for breeding better dairy cows has been highlighted in stark terms by the Irish...

November 6, 2020

Don’t turn a blind eye to high SCC cows

Don’t turn a blind eye to high SCC cows

Turning a blind eye to a cow with a high somatic cell count (SCC) could prove to be a very...

October 6, 2018

An innovative way to tackle Ireland’s mastitis problem

An innovative way to tackle Ireland’s mastitis problem

Mastitis can be a costly problem on Irish dairy farms. High levels of somatic cell count (SCC) can adversely affect...

September 15, 2017

4 tips on managing high somatic cell count in late lactation

4 tips on managing high somatic cell count in late lactation

Maximising production and selling as much milk as possible may be a priority this autumn, Animal Health Ireland (AHI) has...

October 11, 2015

Have a Somatic Cell Count of 200-400k? It’s not good enough says AHI

Have a Somatic Cell Count of 200-400k? It’s not good enough says AHI

Having a Somatic Cell Count (SCC) of between 200,000 and 400,000 is not good enough, according to Joe O’Flaherty, CEO...

January 26, 2015