SOMATIC CELL COUNT OF MILK IN HOLSTEIN COWS RAISED IN TURKEY CONDITIONS: A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION

Published in Scientific Papers. Series D. Animal Science, Vol. LXI, Issue 1
Written by Savas ATASEVER, Huseyin ERDEM, Edit Mikóné JÓNÁS

The objective of this paper was to discuss the level of somatic cell count (SCC) of milk in Holstein cows raised in Turkey. In total, 20 investigations conducted on Holstein breed Turkey (TR) and other countries (OC) were examined by SCC and effective non-genetic factors. The data were designed from the scientific journals on animal science published in the last decade. The means of SCC for TR and OC were calculated to be 486x103 cells/ml and 354x103 cells/ml, respectively. No statistical differences were found between two averages by log10 base. While parity, farm, month and stage of lactation were the significant factors affecting SCC for TR Holsteins, parity and calving season were the main factors for OC Holsteins. The findings revealed that reducing SCC have to be seen a priority target by the farm owners to achieve more productive herds.

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ATASEVER S., ERDEM H., JONAS E.M. 2018, SOMATIC CELL COUNT OF MILK IN HOLSTEIN COWS RAISED IN TURKEY CONDITIONS: A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION . Scientific Papers. Series D. Animal Science, Vol. LXI, Issue 1, ISSN 2285-5750, 11-13.


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