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...

Research Demonstrates the Importance of Eggshell Cuticle Plugs

USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announced the completion of a funded research project at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, in which researchers...

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.

Presence of Salmonella in different housing systems

A significant proportion of human illnesses caused by Salmonella are linked to the consumption of contaminated eggs.In response, substantial government and private industry...

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.

On farm trays: a smart idea?

Gerd de Lange, senior poultry specialist, Pas Reform AcademyOn 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...

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.

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