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Configuring the voluntary waiting period (VWP) (administrators only)
Configuring the voluntary waiting period (VWP) (administrators only)

You can configure the voluntary waiting period (VWP) in the web app

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Written by Rosemary Stone
Updated over a week ago

The VWP is the interval of time between:

  • the animal's birthdate and their first insemination opportunity

  • the animal's calving date and the next insemination opportunity.

The default settings for VWP are as below, but they can be modified in the web app, if required.


  • The VWP can only be configured in the web app, not the mobile app.

  • You can only configure the VWP if you have admin permissions.

  • In order for the VWP to be calculated accurately, the animal's date of birth must be recorded in the database. Each time an animal calves, this should be marked as an event.

To configure the VWP using the web app:

  1. Click on Farm Settings, Reproduction then Edit reproduction configuration.

  2. Modify the Days after birth to set the earliest breeding time for animals. Change the intervals of time between animal calvings and the next time they will be ready for insemination.

  3. Click Save reproduction configuration.

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