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What is high SCC costing you?

Mastitis costs dairy farmers money every day. While it is complex to calculate the actual cost for a given herd, there are a number of key metrics that are consistent from one farm to another. 

To help you create an SCC cost benchmark for your own individual dairy operation and play with scenarios to see what a reduction in SCC could do for you, Dairy Quality provides the following ROI calculator tool.  Simply enter your own metrics and the model will calculate your costs and potential cost savings.

Dairy Quality invites you to download the no-cost app to your mobile device to update and track your changes over time.

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Please note: If you've accidentally edited a calculation field and the spreadsheet no longer functions properly, just refresh the page.

This calculator was built based on the following research and resources:

  1. The Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland, Mastitis CostCheck Calculator (online calculator http://www.afimilk.com/calculator) , Moorepark Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Fermoy, Co. Cork. (2012).
  2. Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM. Premiums, Production and Pails of Discarded Milk How Much Money Does Mastitis Cost You? University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. (2005). Retrieved February 6, 2017 from http://milkquality.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/how-much-money-does-mastitis-cost-you.pdf

  3. Tinsky M., Zaguri S., Pelese E., Saran A., Feingold D. Early Detection Of Clinical And Sub-Clinical Mastitis Using An On-Line Electrical Conductivity Device In The Parlor. Retrieved February 6, 2017 from http://www.afimilk.com/knowledge-center/articles/early-detection-clinical-and-sub-clinical-mastitis