Date of this Version
This NebGuide will help dairy producers use information from the National Genetic Evaluations for Somatic Cell Scores in selecting sires.
New genetic evaluations for Somatic Cell Scores (SCS) will be published in July 1993. This evaluation system will allow producers, for the first time, to select sires genetically for SCS. This system will use national data and will be analyzed by USDA, Beltsville, MD. The procedures used will be exactly the same as the current evaluation system for milk, fat and protein.