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Table 1 Payment by bulk tank somatic cell count (BTSCC) for each class and the respective adittion in the payment per liter of milk in R$ and in milk-equivalentsa

From: Month-wise variation and prediction of bulk tank somatic cell count in Brazilian dairy herds and its impact on payment based on milk quality

Class BTSCC × 1000 cells/mL Payment adittion (R$)/liters Milk-equivalents (liters)
Class 1 1–200 0.040 0.030
Class 2 201–400 0.020 0.015
Class 3 401–500 0.000 0.000
Class 4 501–800 −0.010 −0.007
Class 5 > 800 −0.020 −0.015
  1. aThis table is based on the payment programs based on milk quality of 13 milk buyers in Brazil