The effect of nutrient profiles in egg yolk on embryonic survival ability in laying...

About 8% of chicken embryos die before hatching each year; the value is much higher in turkeys. Embryonic viability is influenced by a series...

On farm trays: a smart idea?

Gerd de Lange, senior poultry specialist, Pas Reform Academy On farm trays are important. On breeder farms eggs are traditionally collected in paper or plastic...

The cute-egg project

The cute-egg project is a study, which aims to quantify and improve the quality of the eggshell cuticle Commercial poultry production relies on the artificial...

Body weight at point of lay and the ultra-structural properties of eggshells

Ultra-structural studies have demonstrated that the eggshell is comprised of morphological distinct calcified layers with the mammillary layer being the “foundation” of the eggshell....

The coalition for a sustainable egg supply: what do the results mean for the...

The CSES is a multi-stakeholder group led by McDonald’s, Cargill, Michigan State University, University of California-Davis, and the American Humane Association, with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, and the Environmental Defense Fund serving as advisors.

Egg quality

Egg-shell quality and egg internal quality are of major importance to the egg industry worldwide and may be measured in a range of ways both commercially and in research facilities. Egg quality is also important for food safety as eggs are periodically implicated in cases of food-borne illness.

Embryonic restoration during prolonged storage

Focus on benefits of heat treatment to reduce embryonic mortality caused by prolonged storage in avian species. Current technology allows being more accurate and the process with consistent results irrespective of egg age, breed, size, egg weight or storage time of the loaded eggs.

Guidelines to correct incubation programs

Every hatchery complex operates in a specific situation, which differs from any other. So, its incubation programs must be specific as well, in order to correspond to local conditions.

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