Pus Cell Count In CA's 'Happy Cow' Milk Soars
2004 04 18
By Robert Cohen
California has "Happy Cows," or so we are told by the California Milk Board's propaganda machine.
The latest state-by-state pus cell count, as reported in the April 10, 2004 issue of Hoard's Dairyman, the "National Dairy Farm Magazine," (page 268) reveals that the number of pus cells in milk from California's unhappily diseased "Happy Cows" has soared to a new heights. In 2002, the average liter of California milk contained 298 million pus cells. In 2003, the average liter of California milk contained 11 million more pus cells than in 2002.
When pus cell counts increase, that is a sign of diseased and stressed cows, not happy cows.
Good news for Wisconsin's cheeseheads. Their pus cell count has been reduced from an average of 297 million to 286 million.
What other states are now drinking unhealthier milk? California did not suffer the greatest increase. Here are the top three loser states and their per liter pus cell increases:
Alabama (73 million more pus cells per average liter)
Florida (85 million more pus cells per average liter)
Nevada (87 million more pus cells per average liter)
The "Notmilk Trying Harder Award" goes to:
Oklahoma (127 million less pus cells per liter)
Arkansas (99 million less pus cells per liter)
South Dakota (73 million less pus cells per liter)
The vilest most putrid pus-filled milk:
By far, Florida, with an average of 633 million pus cells per liter, an increase of nearly 16 percent over 2002. Yeech!
The cleanest milk:
Montana (a mere 236 million pus cells per average liter)
America has less stringent standards than Europe and Canada. If America adopted the healthier standards (no more than 400 million pus cells per liter, instead of our allowable 750 million standard), only two states would be permitted to sell their milk every day of the week: Montana and Washington. All other states exceed the magic (arbitrary) 400 million pus cells per liter in 15% or more of the tests.
Pus in milk? A dairy cow filters ten thousand quarts of blood through her udder each day and uses dead white blood cells (somatic cells) to manufacture her milk. These dead cells are pus cells. Dairy scientists are aware that when one quart of milk is tainted with 400 million or more pus cells, some 35% of the milking cows in the herd are infected with mastitis. Udders bleed and discharge bacteria, mucus, and blood into milk.
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