2016 Milk Quality Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Milk Quality Awards.

The Australian Milk Quality Awards recognise the lowest 5% of farms across Australia based on annual average bulk milk cell count (BMCC). A higher milk cell count generally occurs when mastitis is present in a dairy herd.

The popular annual Awards are based on BMCC data supplied to the Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme by dairy companies across the country and to be eligible, dairy farms must have data for a minimum of 9 months in 2015.

Monthly averages are then used to calculate the annual average BMCC for each farm and the winners are the top 5% of farms with the lowest BMCC.

Many mastitis control stories are about solving or avoiding problems, but these Awards celebrate success for about 270 Australian dairy farmers and it is a great collaboration between all the dairy companies and Dairy Australia’s Countdown program.

A gold plaque award is given to the top 100 farmers across Australia with the lowest BMCC. The gold plaque celebrates a significant achievement in delivering milk quality through the year.

2016 Milk Quality Awards_Gold plaque 

The Top 100 for 2016

 2016 Milk Quality Awards_Silver plaque

The Silver Plaque winners of 2016:


Northern Victoria



South Australia


Western Australia

Western Victoria