Evidence based decision to improve dairy herd fertility

Aims & objectives

The aim of this project is to combine new and current knowledge on dairy cow fertility to develop a quantitative model for use in optimising farm decision making. Sophisticated evidence synthesis modelling will be used to simultaneously evaluate thousands of farm scenarios to identify the optimal decision for any given situation.

Expected outcomes

A decision support tool will be designed and developed. This will allow farm managers and advisors to explore the likely impact of a wide range of interventions to improve dairy herd fertility, given their current herd situation.


Start date

October 2015

Completion date

September 2021

Lead contractor

University of Nottingham


AHDB Dairy