This report uses existing herd data to calculate and present the most important measures of herd reproductive performance, in a standard format. It then compares your herd's performance against achievable targets.
The Fertility Focus Report for your herd can be detailed, intermediate or basic, and can analyse up to three years of herd records, to monitor performance over successive seasons.
The new version supports seasonal and split calving herds and is also available to year-round calving herds (herds that take more than 25 weeks for 80% of the herd to calve) but has not been validated against Year-round calving in New Zealand.
Changes to InCalf Fertility Focus
Version 2 of Fertility Focus, released in 2014, includes several changes. The key changes are:
- The "% of herd in calf" table has been replaced with a line graph. Farmers with detailed reports can now track their herd’s reproductive performance over a 12-week mating period on the "% of herd in-calf" graph, which is cumulative by week of mating.
- The term "not-in-calf rate" replaces the term "empty rate". Using the term not-in-calf rate aims to remove confusion around empty rate. Look for clarity about the not-in-calf rate on page two, in the table ‘records available for not-in-calf rate’.
- Mating duration is reported in days, not weeks.
For more information see the note for advisers.
InCalf Fertility Focus User's Guide (Version 2.1 updated May 2015)
This Guide is for users of the InCalf Fertility Focus Report version 2, released in 2014.
It is to help you better understand how the results reported in the Fertility Focus Report are calculated and how they should be interpreted.
How can I get a Fertility Focus report for my herd?
- InCalf, through DairyNZ, has licensed LIC, CRV AmBreed and Infovet to produce Fertility Focus reports.
- Fertility Focus (current version 2.15) is available through all three licensed providers.
Validation of Fertility Focus (version 2) was funded by New Zealand dairy farmers through DairyNZ and by the Ministry for Primary Industries through the Primary Growth Fund.