Somatic cell and bacteria counts

This section includes monthly somatic cell and bacteria counts for milk quality.

Milk Quality Monthly Cell Counts

2019

2019 somatic cell and bacteria count (per ml)

British Columbia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 161,270 155,474 153,060 161,496 164,173 173,817 184,234 193,599 191,159 172,462 162,578 159,515
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 19,665 19,801 20,285 19,483 25,277 24,525 27,513 24,032 28,716 32,411 25,290 23,997
Alberta (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 196,147 200,942 197,274 195,208 192,861 206,134 219,245 223,967 208,330 201,369 191,330 191,522
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 20,971 20,263 18,845 19,346 18,765 26,674 21,564 23,851 22,178 20,824 23,587 20,834
Saskatchewan (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bacteria (Bactoscan) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manitoba (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 213,000 230,000 227,000 226,000 220,000 226,000 250,000 254,000 234,000 218,000 215,000 208,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 23,000 24,000 22,000 22,000 21,000 26,000 29,000 20,000 21,000 23,000 25,000 27,000
Ontario (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 190,000 185,000 182,000 182,000 187,000 196,000 216,000 223,000 209,000 197,000 187,000 185,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 23,000 23,000 22,000 20,000 24,000 23,000 27,000 23,000 26,000 24,000 24,000 23,000
Quebec (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 196,491 186,417 184,034 183,590 185,744 189,130 214,508 203,889 - - - -
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 28,167 24,400 23,764 22,905 22,141 28,699 29,664 24,484 - - - -
New Brunswick (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 198,838 189,977 197,216 192,028 186,244 185,277 217,032 230,433 208,585 193,075 182,089 184,732
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
8,889 9,879 6,973 8,125 5,515 5,446 6,552 4,901 5,950 6,600 6,208 8,521
Nova Scotia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 193,472 189,171 185,847 187,895 189,797 188,068 203,205 218,114 209,795 204,437 191,824 180,631
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 38,483 34,726 39,072 41,238 31,214 33,853 23,496 30,794 37,570 33,247 32,636 42,191
Prince Edward Island (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 180,000 168,000 173,000 175,000 176,000 181,000 184,000 199,000 190,000 177,000 166,000 168,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 39,202 30,408 24,479 31,536 25,173 22,853 28,369 24,778 17,571 21,701 20,871 18,895
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2018

2018 somatic cell and bacteria count (per ml)

British Columbia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 165,961 160,998 156,207 157,725 164,691 171,251 179,055 189,346 179,782 165,353 163,601 162,513
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 26,097 28,088 25,454 21,530 20,371 23,246 21,652 20,948 22,588 22,341 26,645 20,231
Alberta (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 198,622 196,183 192,159 187,416 195,412 208,155 218,943 220,803 205,232 186,446 188,643 192,774
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 23,305 25,620 26,794 22,201 23,834 28,784 25,552 24,127 24,944 24,099 22,465 23,880
Saskatchewan (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bacteria (Bactoscan) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manitoba (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 222,000 221,000 225,000 222,000 227,000 238,000 260,000 254,000 235,000 218,000 214,000 213,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 23,000 23,000 27,000 23,000 24,000 30,000 22,000 18,000 22,000 20,000 26,000 25,000
Ontario (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 204,000 200,000 196,000 191,000 194,000 213,000 228,000 235,000 233,000 209,000 196,000 194,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 26,000 23,000 23,000 24,000 23,000 21,000 21,000 26,000 26,000 21,000 22,000 23,000
Quebec (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 200,572 190,893 192,314 190,177 192,343 196,767 215,650 227,554 223,784 208,194 201,386 201,442
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 28,540 30,604 30,010 25,443 28,530 28,250 31,464 34,083 26,313 26,280 27,660 29,529
New Brunswick (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 206,062 176,354 181,979 177,716 193,551 181,140 215,216 244,995 230,941 205,046 207,470 205,195
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
7,040 8,094 7,698 7,712 14,667 10,796 8,980 16,266 19,886 6,441 10,810 9,209
Nova Scotia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 201,474 177,824 184,293 181,857 184,661 184,594 214,504 254,113 234,188 211,823 200,116 202,982
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 34,420 47,630 32,317 33,678 36,783 38,030 35,860 38,543 28,537 34,804 33,402 32,911
Prince Edward Island (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 197,000 198,000 187,000 191,000 202,000 198,000 195,000 221,000 203,000 192,000 195,000 190,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 27,759 47,762 57,430 18,104 33,248 27,872 42,060 45,868 23,014 25,728 20,647 55,098
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2017

2017 somatic cell and bacteria count (per ml)

British Columbia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 161,017 160,137 153,467 155,696 168,147 178,829 190,093 189,361 184,188 176,242 167,642 165,840
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 17,896 19,418 22,330 20,090 20,826 25,865 21,926 22,000 24,868 23,478 23,775 24,295
Alberta (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 195,875 190,143 187,789 196,405 200,958 209,207 214,713 215,806 201,241 189,851 187,548 188,611
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 25,000 20,226 21,518 23,140 22,572 20,083 22,363 22,298 20,579 21,453 23,255 21,231
Saskatchewan (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bacteria (Bactoscan) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manitoba (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 230,000 228,000 227,000 229,000 224,000 239,000 250,000 256,000 234,000 217,000 212,000 212,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 22,000 22,000 21,000 25,000 26,000 20,000 23,000 22,000 19,000 22,000 22,000 21,000
Ontario (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 208,000 206,000 203,000 204,000 209,000 224,000 241,000 245,000 232,000 230,000 213,000 206,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 25,000 23,000 23,000 21,000 25,000 22,000 22,000 25,000 23,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
Quebec (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 201,584 196,859 196,467 200,391 203,137 210,606 225,595 227,249 217,658 218,467 212,522 202,812
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 25,731 23,902 22,801 25,576 24,632 30,170 31,359 26,240 28,670 27,090 32,554 29,085
New Brunswick (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 174,256 175,846 185,333 194,718 196,701 208,964 211,762 213,109 205,699 186,062 179,741 190,155
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
9,764 8,572 6,491 5,898 7,227 9,097 8,413 11,481 6,225 8,720 7,501 10,690
Nova Scotia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 181,209 180,880 194,120 191,296 200,627 208,316 213,763 214,022 214,145 206,703 199,400 189,575
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 40,327 36,505 41,422 43,343 34,340 52,332 28,269 29,890 30,083 52,258 53,426 55,454
Prince Edward Island (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 196,000 205,000 ...
205,000 207,000 204,000 217,000 226,000 209,000 199,000 195,000 194,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 25,997 22,820 ...
205,000 20,313 26,945 27,946 21,361 26,531 17,123 22,445 20,289
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2016

2016 somatic cell and bacteria count (per ml)

British Columbia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 159,156 153,308 150,683 155,481 163,415 178,065 184,209 194,847 184,363 175,919 168,723 165,559
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 21,062 22,030 19,548 19,648 24,784 22,686 23,753 22,232 26,614 20,406 22,007 21,025
Alberta (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 184,869 180,575 185,980 185,980 188,772 190,978 210,713 221,567 211,335 194,817 190,352 193,663
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 19,512 18,548 17,596 19,282 19,759 21,525 20,535 24,125 20,683 19,898 21,117 22,213
Saskatchewan (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bacteria (Bactoscan) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manitoba (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 221,000 221,00 223,000 227,000 224,000 240,000 260,000 275,000 249,000 234,000 227,000 224,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 29,000 25,000 26,000 22,000 27,000 20,000 18,000 16,000 15,000 19,000 22,000 24,000
Ontario (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 205,000 203,000 203,000 205,000 204,000 217,000 229,000 249,000 246,000 232,000 219,000 214,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 22,000 20,000 24,000 23,000 21,000 21,000 22,000 22,000 21,000 22,000 22,000 23,000
Quebec (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 203,956 196,018 191,444 192,171 196,292 N/A 218,219 229,552 224,236 210,551 203,472 203,364
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 25,774 26,652 26,093 24,088 25,824 N/A 29,558 25,826 27,241 26,246 23,601 26,670
New Brunswick (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 176,850 171,400 171,910 181,508 N/A 185,556 209,086 219,492 210,406 189,694 187,041 186,154
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
6,596 6,858 9,621 4,803 N/A 7,193 10,470 29,558 8,971 30,460 5,970 9,619
Nova Scotia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 194,731 191,868 187,559 183,450 190,828 191,654 209,195 225,018 221,243 202,702 193,000 197,220
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 37,203 31,579 46,300 32,910 27,298 35,881 33,000 27,947 26,084 23,316 30,460 42,587
Prince Edward Island (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 202,000 197,000 200,000 208,000 208,000 200,000 212,000 228,000 211,000 204,000 202,000 214,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 15,770 17,682 24,850 19,520 19,279 24,850 27,466 25,886 22,916 17,135 26,889 22,232
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2015

2015 somatic cell and bacteria count (per ml)

British Columbia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 166,926 167,153 167,758 167,961 171,510 176,142 182,434 200,783 197,243 193,168 182,554 172,514
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 22,585 20,128 16,449 18,961 18,832 20,880 26,505 28,983 23,714 22,495 21,576 20,782
Alberta (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 187,248 189,844 192,124 200,592 199,457 206,970 218,996 223,824 209,833 194,134 188,600 183,666
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 19,916 20,313 20,041 20,866 21,115 20,224 24,282 21,935 20,070 22,677 21,467 19,091
Saskatchewan (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bacteria (Bactoscan) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manitoba (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 229,000 228,000 231,000 229,000 227,000 241,000 274,000 267,000 260,000 236,000 227,000 224,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 28,000 23,000 31,000 19,000 15,000 20,000 27,000 28,000 34,000 22,000 26,000 28,000
Ontario (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 203,000 203,000 208,000 207,000 219,000 233,000 243,000 250,000 244,000 222,000 204,000 206,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 19,000 19,000 22,000 18,000 20,000 19,000 19,000 20,000 19,000 22,000 23,000 22,000
Quebec (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 198,433 193,665 192,439 195,904 199,907 208,939 219,071 236,470 237,951 216,001 212,249 210,501
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 25,469 26,989 29,569 27,769 25,734 28,428 27,611 28,149 23,591 24,069 24,353 26,742
New Brunswick (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 166,618 189,755 183,529 176,749 184,384 181,337 197,327 207,143 210,000 185,347 180,450 178,850
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
7,589 11,623 7,136 5,474 21,312 7,255 7,112 7,181 6,681 6,320 14,129 6,586
Nova Scotia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 180,187 200,574 200,574 187,681 194,083 192,148 215,605 223,087 220,795 199,847 195,307 191,132
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 27,526 70,039 72,039 51,320 37,240 78,703 83,476 23,502 59,424 36,026 34,754 131,502
Prince Edward Island (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 193,000 195,000 202,000 206,000 212,000 215,000 222,000 227,000 223,000 204,000 199,000 211,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 18,771 33,056 28,692 35,196 17,324 20,591 19,582 34,306 20,237 23,850 22,533 23,315
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2014

2014 somatic cell and bacteria count (per ml)

British Columbia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 159,260 154,865 149,076 150,962 150,330 156,999 167,600 184,733 198,581 188,862 185,245 172,963
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 24,136 20,495 18,475 20,720 19,151 19,496 20,757 20,134 26,113 24,348 18,712 18,971
Alberta (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 182,347 178,876 178,294 177,552 181,690 194,383 211,351 223,461 204,452 192,049 188,548 187,674
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 19,605 20,816 20,223 18,437 19,842 23,274 23,092 22,126 20,344 18,038 19,420 21,569
Saskatchewan (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bacteria (Bactoscan) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manitoba (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 226,000 237,000 234,000 235,000 233,000 241,000 269,000 268,000 251,000 234,000 225,000 225,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 30,000 31,000 31,000 21,000 23,000 37,000 29,000 19,000 32,000 33,000 48,000 27,000
Ontario (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 199,000 197,000 196,000 196,000 204,000 218,000 233,000 231,000 229,000 217,000 209,000 205,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 25,000 25,000 24,000 25,000 25,000 22,000 21,000 20,000 21,000 19,000 22,000 21,000
Quebec (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 202,574 194,416 188,435 191,816 197,073 N/A 223,817 224,918 223,934 218,174 209,659 204,584
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 26,667 24,946 23,362 27,651 27,415 N/A 27,969 25,252 24,145 23,791 23,982 26,895
New Brunswick (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 187,014 178,683 172,961 180,000 165,810 175,569 210,298 216,449 197,356 174,278 185,312 183,515
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
8,923 7,945 5,261 5,862 6,620 5,023 14,979 7,364 9,685 4,915 6,151 5,438
Nova Scotia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 180,603 182,042 182,443 184,625 184,425 185,311 217,013 213,288 209,836 186,030 196,303 195,437
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 10,747 24,268 34,838 25,698 36,601 17,046 162,433 35,487 36,099 84,017 31,122 46,065
Prince Edward Island (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 198,000 189,000 183,000 189,000 192,000 204,000 218,000 223,000 211,000 194,000 201,000 203,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 32,239 23,310 17,186 21,887 17,344 20,703 32,027 56,787 20,022 51,962 17,631 19,406
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2013

2013 somatic cell and bacteria count (per ml)

British Columbia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 167,643 162,152 152,502 145,756 147,569 154,661 160,924 177,207 181,208 163,377 162,237 161,843
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 17,510 17,953 19,825 18,900 19,732 18,792 28,395 28,187 28,288 25,091 16,489 18,124
Alberta (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 185,133 181,561 180,415 180,149 185,743 199,458 218,094 215,148 206,079 191,575 180,854 179,932
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 20,123 18,727 18,003 19,821 21,391 19,905 19,708 27,537 18,086 20,828 22,109 21,761
Saskatchewan (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bacteria (Bactoscan) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manitoba (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 246,000 241,000 231,000 225,000 231,000 238,000 269,000 264,000 274,000 240,000 223,000 227,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 21,000 21,000 32,000 28,000 26,000 18,000 26,000 22,000 28,000 31,000 27,000 31,000
Ontario (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 207,000 204,000 199,000 195,000 207,000 219,000 249,000 244,000 236,000 218,000 206,000 200,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 22,000 22,000 20,000 23,000 20,000 26,000 22,000 22,000 22,000 23,000 21,000 21,000
Quebec (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 216,570 210,084 206,713 202,465 209,487

220,547

236,497 245,046 239,255 226,254 219,551 213,713
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 23,054 25,356 24,766 24,792 24,553 25,529 27,180 29,000 25,782 24,797 25,255 24,556
New Brunswick (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 203,052 206,676 199,928 191,900 186,392 196,450 229,962 221,679 228,325 199,563 187,577 176,734
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
9,862 6,544 5,549 4,876 6,060 7,855 11,108 6,663 7,329 5,636 6,467 6,773
Nova Scotia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 216,187 206,778 207,353 195,271 201,383 208,895 227,097 235,651 225,941 196,185 184,267 182,377
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 8,460 9,711 28,286 11,703 11,435 10,517 11,811 13,726 10,772 14,776 15,920 12,797
Prince Edward Island (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 188,000 183,000 190,000 188,000 190,000 194,000 214,000 223,000 212,000 202,000 193,000 189,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 23,095 21,520 18,993 18,487 28,174 19,867 15,523 16,523 19,755 18,630 18,776 17,882
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2012

2012 somatic cell and bacteria count (per ml)

British Columbia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 183,836 179,034 172,042 172,199 170,149 177,495 178,217 197,975 189,137 170,954 164,715 164,342
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 19,742 21,987 16,790 16,404 23,703 14,828 21,152 23,831 20,374 21,130 20,664 18,507
Alberta (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 207,230 204,171 198,052 200,995 213,797 219,602 235,898 233,705 207,876 193,941 186,139 184,647
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 18,851 19,481 19,087 20,986 18,678 18,617 21,087 20,908 18,350 17,994 20,551 17,017
Saskatchewan (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bacteria (Bactoscan) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manitoba (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 262,000 266,000 261,000 273,000 268,000 278,000 310,000 303,000 271,000 246,000 244,000 239,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 27,000 29,000 26,000 23,000 20,000 26,000 27,000 20,000 20,000 19,000 24,000 23,000
Ontario (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 233,000 225,000 225,000 216,000 221,000 235,000 261,000 260,000 239,000 220,000 212,000 209,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 23,000 23,000 22,000 20,000 22,000 21,000 21,000 20,000 20,000 21,000 21,000 21,000
Quebec (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 243,697 232,257 230,808 226,924 228,902 236,676 248,922 251,576 248,047 236,177 231,091 223,869
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 32,981 32,627 47,645 36,022 40,598 46,293 46,814 47,214 36,447 37,187 28,319 37,254
New Brunswick (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 215,275 216,281 202,274 201,884 208,029 192,605 222,895 240,824 227,638 212,119 204,367 215,294
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
6,168 7,777 4,807 6,527 5,469 5,073 16,844 13,178 7,513 5,335 6,122 8,074
Nova Scotia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 227,008 219,419 219,421 213,116 210,361 210,216 216,593 245,158 240,444 228,124 218,365 215,212
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 11,049 9,278 3,306 11,344 20,519 7,071 14,095 13,436 20,249 11,432 9,946 10,770
Prince Edward Island (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 207,000 206,000 212,000 213,000 219,000 208,000 219,000 233,000 214,000 195,000 196,000 197,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 6,039 6,631 5,943 7,521 10,677 10,755 8,043 25,166 22,022 21,885 19,316 18,768
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2011

2011 somatic cell and bacteria count (per ml)

British Columbia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 157,079 160,222 166,222 166,304 164,801 171,713 190,436 199,124 190,579 183,489 175,087 158,312
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 21,951 19,674 22,242 16,972 14,567 28,055 16,612 15,928 21,751 28,203 19,392 20,164
Alberta (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 207,974 215,375 219,175 221,235 217,086 227,388 261,394 259,737 233,431 215,386 208,670 207,738
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 20,014 18,376 18,543 19,603 20,177 24,373 24,072 20,800 17,960 17,435 19,219 17,838
Saskatchewan (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bacteria (Bactoscan) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manitoba (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 278,000 290,000 288,000 281,000 287,000 304,000 338,000 332,000 304,000 279,000 267,000 261,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 31,000 33,000 24,000 28,000 34,000 39,000 39,000 29,000 29,000 23,000 20,000 22,000
Ontario (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 231,000 225,000 222,000 224,000 235,000 254,000 270,000 288,000 267,000 252,000 239,000 235,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 23,000 22,000 24,000 25,000 24,000 26,000 26,000 27,000 23,000 23,000 24,000 25,000
Quebec (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 240,829 233,004 228,952 226,366 236,176 248,293 267,059 275,784 263,392 254,595 250,602 245,137
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 42,579 37,554 36,619 36,790 49,751 42,230 41,955 41,259 33,786 29,257 29,064 35,196
New Brunswick (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 227,110 210,899 230,026 214,743 217,112 225,114 247,356 263,606 250,757 240,179 223,633 222,046
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
5,467 12,965 7,942 5,384 5,451 5,316 8,693 9,652 6,641 7,821 9,393 8,200
Nova Scotia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 222,072 214,153 222,460 218,972 232,133 232,356 241,850 254,902 246,525 238,062 235,619 236,103
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 8,972 8,858 10,629 11,343 9,710 8,336 14,336 8,039 7,846 13,333 8,660 15,302
Prince Edward Island (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 238,000 234,000 234,000 224,000 229,000 231,000 250,000 259,000 269,000 234,000 229,000 219,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 6,884 7,805 9,502 7,496 6,987 6,095 9,923 7,495 10,150 7,966 6,690 8,155
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2010

2010 somatic cell and bacteria count (per ml)

British Columbia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 167,911 167,264 157,884 181,096 158,431 180,154 203,112 200,153 202,794 197,761 168,371 162,868
Bacteria (Bactoscan) N/A N/A N/A 74,256 18,600 22,148 36,943 37,396 31,352 23,723 18,788 24,506
Alberta (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 198,286 200,042 204,464 206,798 207,129 220,693 239,838 251,436 238,238 227,049 215,167 209,333
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 25,142 21,098 20,653 20,197 20,691 23,603 24,798 21,978 20,305 19,311 18,890 20,306
Saskatchewan (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 273,207 271,072 282,008 272,776 282,487 300,327 334,767 339,729 341,177 296,556 293,704 286,226
Bacteria (Bactoscan) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manitoba (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 272,000 272,000 274,000 276,000 279,000 296,000 333,000 353,000 309,000 285,000 277,000 272,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 31,000 19,000 17,000 15,000 19,000 27,000 36,000 32,000 32,000 48,000 34,000 31,000
Ontario (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 226,000 219,000 210,000 219,000 236,000 261,000 284,000 295,000 278,000 254,000 241,000 236,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 33,000 32,000 31,000 29,000 26,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 27,000 25,000 25,000 24,000
Quebec (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 251,889 247,765 263,975 248,503 249,795 252,331 301,428 295,875 279,787 266,739 259,020 250,603
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 46,800 39,782 36,940 31,553 39,338 42,649 44,193 40,300 35,424 35,739 40,463 43,063
New Brunswick (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 230,366 222,377 219,808 223,167 225,845 224,322 243,681 258,013 253,447 245,316 233,487 243,357
Bacteria
(Standard Plate Count)
5,757 6,245 7,184 8,771 5,313 9,150 9,040 6,110 7,216 7,264 9,437 9,719
Nova Scotia (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 238,992 231,466 235,865 237,920 233,520 232,923 264,243 268,751 278,016 247,794 244,730 235,359
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 16,783 19,205 12,908 10,024 6,806 10,218 11,767 8,528 8,008 7,737 10,165 20,308
Prince Edward Island (PER ml)
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
Somatic Cell 246,000 232,000 230,000 239,000 231,000 245,000 273,000 275,000 265,000 237,000 242,000 238,000
Bacteria (Bactoscan) 7,931 8,518 9,091 9,098 11,482 8,602 12,429 10,162 11,796 7,371 7,374 13,461
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