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Herd factors affecting somatic cell count in Irish dairy herds

  • P.T. Kelly (a1), K. O’Sullivan (a2), D.P. Berry (a1), B. O’Brien (a1), E.J. O’Callaghan (a1), M. Rath (a3) and W.J. Meaney (a1)...

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The Irish milk payment system penalises against high milk somatic cell count (SCC). Previous studies have related farm management practices to herd SCC (Barkema et al., 1998); however similar study has never been undertaken in Ireland. Furthermore, these previous studies have generally been conducted in confined systems. The objective of this study was to investigate potential management factors affecting herd SCC in Irish, spring calving, grass based dairy herds.

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Barkema, H. W., Schukken, Y. H., Lam, T.J.G.M., Beiboer, M. L., Benedictus, G. and Brand, A. 1998. Management practices associated with low, medium, and high somatic cell counts in bulk milk. Journal of Dairy Science 81:1917–1927.
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Herd factors affecting somatic cell count in Irish dairy herds

  • P.T. Kelly (a1), K. O’Sullivan (a2), D.P. Berry (a1), B. O’Brien (a1), E.J. O’Callaghan (a1), M. Rath (a3) and W.J. Meaney (a1)...

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