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400,000 SCC limit in US (250,000 coming)


I haven't met a producer yet who thinks it is a problem. Most seem in favor of it while "our" coops and industry groups are screaming bloody murder about any possible reduction of the milk supply. Thoughts?

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All for it, it is a way to reduce the milk supply while not putting us under a quota system. It may also help with exports. Don't get me started on milk co-ops.
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I am all for it too.

But lets think more about it: Potential impacts on milk premiums? Could we lose them all together? If a greater percentage of milk is now below 400 SCC, then milk premiums may disappear? Just a thought.

Also, I think it is a short-term supply reduction, and it will only reduce the supply for farms that are affected by this rule change - because of exports. Not all areas of the country have milk being exported, thereby will not be affected at all. So it may not be much of a supply reduction in the end. And when farms started to drop bST over the past couple years, did we really see a supply drop? Not really - now bst wasn't the best example, and it isn't used as heavily as it would need to be to have a big enough impact on the entire US supply, but my guess is that this drop of the limit for exporting milk products to the EU is going to have little impact on US supply. Just my thoughts. Feel free to linch me.
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Word circulating in our local area is that our limit will be 250,000 per tanker. Volume sold to Kroger grocery stores is demanding it. My Dad was concerned we normally sit between 100-200,000. I told him that the easy way to make sure we didn't get a rejected load, is to go back to 30 day DHI testing and cull harder for SCC.

Times they are a changing.

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Per Tanker? So does that mean a truck can pick up 10 herds all milking the same and one with 700,000SCC, and the rest 200,000 or less? Or did you mean per bulk tank? I don't know your area but I can see some pushing back against that. 250 seems a bit low to me, 400 is fine.
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Ours runs between 40,000 and 80,000 so I would love them to get it on down to 250,000. Consumer confidence would get better and people would want our product more.
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PHD, that is 250,000 per bulk milk truckload. So the scenario you laid out is accurate. Except that DFA would probably not pick up from a dairy that consistently shipped milk like that.

In our area we have one of the lower SCC scores according to DHI, and DFA. Geography plays a significant part in the equation. This past year the level of vomitoxin in Ohio has pushed SCC up. According to DFA they would struggle to meet that level. But rumors persist that we will be forced into that market. Producers in our area didn't really have a choice when they went rBST free.

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Thanks Buckeye - for the info and the compliment - PHD! emoticon

Congrats cowmilker on the 40,000 SCC, that's quite an achievement. I don't know any herds below maybe 60,000 range. Honestly, didn't even think 40,000 was possible, because some cows will run 100K without any reason at all. May I ask for your secrets?
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I only just heard that the US has such relaxed restrictions with regards to SCC.

Premium milk is here is 250. Was 200 about 10 years ago.

I would guess its only a matter of time before it goes lower.
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parmalat australia has always had 200,000 and less as premium as did kraft.
UDP and ACM both have 250,000 as their premium [sign in to see URL] will not pick up a 400000 herd.(one that has a rolling 3 month average over 400,000).
All those were averages and so quite often the last week of the time period some of our higher cc cows went in the bucket for calf milk.
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