DHA enriched eggs using microalgae in layer diets

Functional foods have become a hot topic in the food industry due to the push for healthier food products on supermarket shelves. According to...

Eggshell mottling, does it affect incubation results?

Candling eggs not only provides information on whether there is an embryo inside and on incubation in general; it is also a way to...

How eggs can provide sustainable nutrition to fight world hunger

In a world where so many people, especially children, go hungry and suffer from malnutrition, we have good evidence to show that eggs can...

Too many clears? Break-out analysis needed!

Gerd de Lange, Senior Poultry Specialist, Pas Reform AcademyA hatchery’s objective is to hatch a chick from every egg that is set. However, losses...

Establishing true fertility in hatching eggs

If it comes to discussions on fertility two different definitions are practiced. A true fertile egg contains a well-developed germinal disc (blastoderm). This indicates...

Using egg breakouts to improve hatch and poult quality

Egg breakout or hatch residue analysis is one of the most powerful diagnostic tools in a hatchery. Breakouts can be used to aid troubleshooting,...

Egg industry’s commitment to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The World Egg Organisation (WEO) announced the global egg industry’s pledge to work in partnership with the United Nations, to fulfil its Sustainable Development...

What’s the best sample size for egg break-out?

Egg break-outs are often part of the routine of a hatchery. As the procedure for these is time consuming, the findings are usually based...

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