What is high SCC costing you?
For an average size dairy herd, mastitis is a very costly problem. Often, it's difficult to determine the actual costs associated with a high somatic cell count (SCC) or even one case of clinical mastitis.
To find out your projected losses from high SCC levels in your herd and the return on investment (ROI) when purchasing a Dairy Health Check, please enter your information in the gray fields of the Information About Your Farm section.
You can download the form to track your changes over time.
This calculator was built based on the following research and resources:
- 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). Retrieved February 6, 2017 from http://www.agresearch.teagasc.ie/moorepark/docs/costcheck-booklet.pdf
- 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
- 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
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