About the U.S. Egg Industry

United States table egg production totalled 7.55 billion during April 2017.1 Table egg flock size on May 1, 2017, was 313 million layers. Rate of...

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...

Egg cholesterol content is correlated with serum low density lipoprotein

Cholesterol content in egg yolk could influence embryo development. To screen proper index for cholesterol selection, at 42 wks of age, 331 female Wenchang...

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. Studies...

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...

Effect of endogenous retroviral elements on egg size in commercial egg production lines

The genome of the chicken contains endogenous viral (ev) elements that are closely related to the Avian Leukosis Virus (ALV) retrovirus and can affect...

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.

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...

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