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...

Nutrition experts hail eggs health benefits, as nations celebrate World Egg Day

The health benefits of eggs will be hailed across the globe on Friday 11th October 2019, as countries celebrate one of the original super...

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...

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...

Egg production in turkey breeding hens

Traditionally, the turkey industry focuses on meat production rather than egg production. However, each turkey poult that is raised from meat production originated from...

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...

Egg drop syndrome (Adenovirus 127) in layers

Egg Drop Syndrome (EDS) is a double-stranded DNA virus in the genus Atadenovirus of the Adenoviridae family and was first described in Holland in...

Breakthrough: stopping chick culling together!

In Germany alone, around 45 million male chicks from laying hen breeds are killed every year. Male chicks of these breeds do not lay...

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