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from the Survey of Mastitis Management on Dairy Farms. We found that on average the owners and managers who responded to the survey have lower Bulk Tank Somatic Cell Counts than those reported in the USDA’s most recent estimates.This data can be seen presented in the chart below. We also discovered that 75% of participants never use vaccines to control mastitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Only 8% of participants always use vaccines to control mastitis cause by Staphylococcus aureus. This can also be seen in Chart 2 below. All of this data, along with much more, was collected with the Survey of Mastitis Management on Dairy Farms and is described in the Full Report on the Milk Quality Survey.
Chart 1: Milk Quality
300,000 250,000 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000 0 Cells Per Milileter 80% USDA BTSCC Estimate* 3-Month Average BTSCC 60% 40% 20% 0%
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*Estimates from http://aipl.arsusda.gov/publish/dhi/dhi11/sccrpt.htm