Somatic cell count penalty level due to drop

But, say industry insiders, with average levels in Ontario well below 400,000, the change shouldn’t be onerous


The last time Ontario lowered its somatic cell count (SCC) penalty level, in the early 1990s, some farmers had difficulty adjusting, particularly ones not using any best management practices, says Alex Hamilton, field services manager for Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO). Now the level is about to drop again.

Better Farming - June/July 2011