Improving performance and egg quality in aging hens

Due to the world’s population increase, egg production is expected to develop rapidly and, to increase egg production, the goal is to enhance laying...

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,...

Too many clears? Break-out analysis needed!

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

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...

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 market Specialty...

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...

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...

World Egg Day 2022: Eggs for a better life

World Egg Day will be celebrated across the globe on Friday 14 October 2022. The annual event honours the highly nutritious and brilliantly versatile...

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 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...

Shell Egg Academy announces 2022 schedule

The Shell Egg Academy (SEA) from Purdue University Extension is looking ahead to 2022 with optimism, after a very successful virtual event in June...

Patterns and dynamics of the egg industry in India

Fast growth of India’s egg industry In 2016, India ranked in third place among the leading egg producing countries with a production volume of 4.56...

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