SimHerd – Flex

SimHerd Flex – your tailormade solution

SimHerd Flex Is easier and faster to used compared to SimHerd Expert. 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.  

We customize the program to your needs. Some examples could be:  

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

 

How does SimHerd Flex work? 

SimHerd Flex is a condensed version of the full SimHerd Expert model. It is essentially an algorithm tailormade to you and your needs. The algorithm is created by running over 1000 simulations in the full model, that are condensed into an algorithm. In this way the knowledge and power of the full model are utilized, whilst creating an algorithm that is faster and easier to use. For a full explanation of the theory behind SimHerd Flex, watch our video. 

The full theory behind SimHerd Flex

Who can use SimHerd Flex? 

SimHerd Flex is primarily a B2B product. It can help you and your company show the economical value of investing in your product or be used to support your advisory and facilitate important discussions. A few essential key figures ensure that all calculations are herd specific. Because SimHerd Flex is an algorithm, it is easy to integrate in an app, a dashboard or in your platform. In that way you can make the calculations on farm, with the farmer, or the farmer can use the calculator himself through your platform. 

 The Finnish dairy Valio were the first to integrate SimHerd Flex in their online farmer dashboard. SimHerd developed a dashboard, where 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

Test which management changes make the biggest impact in your herd.

Vet-Flex

A flexible tool for any vet, putting economics on important herd health issues. In this demo only 1 disease is activated. A Vet-Flex app is tailored to include the health issues you wish to work on.

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 overview of the prices and possibilities with SimHerd Flex

Cost-Benefit analysis

Platform:
– An app can be developed
–  Embedded in existing platform

Functionality:
Cost-benefit calculation of
your product
for the individual farmer

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

Teams:

Price*
€1.000-20.000

Data enhancement

Platform:
–  Embedded in an existing platforms

Functionality:


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

Technical specifications:

The SimHerd Flex algorithm is
exchanged through an API

Teams:

Price*
€0.10-0.20 per year per cow  in the database

Advisory tool

Platform:
– An app can be developed
– Dashboard integration

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

Technical specifications:

A Power BI dashboard is created

Teams:

Price*
€5,000-20,000 per year

* All prices depend on the number of parameters (and thereby the complexity) of the SimHerd-Flex solution that is created for you.