What can SimHerd offer you? 

This page will primarily help you if you work with products our services for dairy farms e.g. feed supplements, vaccines, sensor technology, advisory or data management software. With a SimHerd Flex solution we can help you visualize to the farmer the value of your product or service, or enhance your existing data with prognoses and economics. All our calculations are herd specific and are based on a strong scientific background.

SimHerd Flex Is easier and faster to used compared to SimHerd Expert, primarily used by veterinarians and herd advisors. It only calculates the chosen scenarios that suit your solution. In this way it is easy for you to illustrate the economic value of your product, service or herd advice. A few herd specific key figures are entered, so all results are applicable for the farmer. The SimHerd Flex solution is essentially a tailormade algorithm that can be embedded in an app, a dashboard or in your existing platform. No more averages and complicated Excel spreadsheets, with SimHerd Flex you get a herd specific result that helps facilitate good discussions with the farmer.  

We customize the program to your needs.

Some examples could be:  

  • Cost benefit analysis of a vaccine or sensor 
  • Effect of health improvements 
  • Reduction of calf mortality 
  • Optimal use of sexed and beef semen 
  • Reduction of methane emissions 
  • And much more….. 

The Finnish dairy Valio were the first to integrate SimHerd Flex in their online farmer dashboard. SimHerd developed a dashboard, were the farmers can see the effect of different improvements, on their profit but also on methane emission.  The dashboard can calculate the effect of improved udder health, claw health, reproduction, calf survival and the use of beef semen.

“We expect that farmers will use this tool to evaluate the economic and environmental potential of improving herd health management of their own herd

Kristiina Sarjokari, Herd health veterinarian from Valio Ltd. 

Try one of our SimHerd Flex solutions

Heifer calculator

try our Heifer calculator, and calculate your minimum sales price.

Climate calculator

We have made a climate calculator – if you are curios which management changes make the biggest impact

Cost-Benefit of vaccine

Here is an example of a simple cost-benefit analysis
of a Rotavec corona vaccine

How do I get started? 

SimHerd Flex is tailored to your needs, so every solution is unique. Essentially all variables from the full SimHerd Expert model can be integrated into your solution. Because everything is based on the full model, all results are valid and built on a strong scientific foundation.  You are always welcome to contact us for more information and a deeper introduction.

Prices – SimHerd Flex

Here is an overveiw of the prices and possibilities with SimHerd Flex

Cost-Benefit analysis

– An app can be developed
–  Embedded in existing platform

Calculates the cost and benefit of
your product or service
for the individual farmer

Technical specifications:
The SimHerd Flex algorithm is either exchanged through an API or
directly through an app.


(Dependent on the number of variables and distribution countries) 

Data enhancement

–  Embedded in an existing platforms


Enhances existing data e.g., prognosis
or economics of key figures 

Technical specifications:

The SimHerd Flex algorithm is
exchanged through an API


€0.10-0.20 per cow in the database
(Dependent on the number of variables and distribution countries) s

Advisory tool

– An app can be developed
– Dashboard integration

A tailormade dashboard made to
support your area of advisory
is developed

Technical specifications:

A Power BI dashboard is created


(Dependent of the complexity
and range)