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Table 5 The maximum level of non-compliance reached by Irish herds during those months of 2013 where the ‘eligibility to supply’ status could be determined, by calculation method and with and without application of the seasonality adjustment

From: The impact of removal of the seasonality formula on the eligibility of Irish herds to supply raw milk for processing of dairy products

The maximum level of non-compliance, with the seasonality adjustment The maximum level of non-compliance, without the seasonality adjustment Total (with seasonal adjustments)
Always compliant At least one first warning At least one second warning At least one third warning Liable for suspension
Calculation method 1
 Always compliant 13426 524 60 0 0 14010
 At least one first warning 0 607 101 13 0 721
 At least one second warning 0 0 496 95 11 602
 At least one third warning 0 0 0 444 103 547
 Liable for suspension 0 0 0 0 860 860
 Total (without seasonal adjustments) 13426 1131 657 552 974 16740
Calculation method 2
 Always compliant 13616 393 48 0 0 14057
 At least one first warning 0 542 87 14 0 643
 At least one second warning 0 0 513 84 9 606
 At least one third warning 0 0 0 479 101 580
 Liable for suspension 0 0 0 0 854 854
 Total (without seasonal adjustments) 13616 935 648 577 964 16740
  1. The seasonality formula was applied to, and 3-monthly rolling geometric mean calculated using, either mean monthly SCC values (Calculation method 1) or all individual SCC values (Calculation method 2) in each relevant month. Without the application of the seasonality formula, an estimated additional 114 (13.2%) or 110 (12.9%) herds would have been liable for suspension, using calculation methods 1 and 2, respectively