The coalition for a sustainable egg supply

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.

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...

The effect of hen age, storage period and temperature on egg quality in layer...

Extensive research has investigated the effects of production systems on egg quality; however, confounding problems exist with many of the experimental designs. Insufficient consideration...

Neural regulation of broodiness in turkeys

Egg production in turkeys is regulated by photoperiod. Long days stimulate egg production, followed by broodiness and a photorefractory stage in which long days...

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...

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,...

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...

Survey of egg quality in commercially available table eggs

Increase demand in consumer choice and request for egg quality has resulted in a wide variety of egg selection available in the retail marketSpecialty...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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