Turvallisen ja hygieenisen maidon edistys ja kehitys

Somatic cell counts in Finnish raw milk

The results have been calculated on the basis of the statutory analysis results of cell counts (SCC) in the raw milk of all Finnish dairy herds.



The raw milk of every herd was analysed by the dairies twice a month. The samples were taken from the milk that was produced during two days. 



The mean values of the somatic cell counts were calculated so that the annual mean value for a dairy herd was first calculated and the nation-wide mean value was calculated on the basis of the herd mean values.

Figure 1. Monthly geometric mean values of somatic cell counts in raw milk samples in 2006- 2010 in Finland.

Figure 2. Yearly geometric and arithmetic mean values of cell counts in raw milk samples in Finland during the period 1990-2010.