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Egg Production
on July 7, 2014

Is there a genetic solution for the male layer chick dilemma?

Some European countries are banning euthanasia of layer cockerels at hatch and this leaves egg producers looking for alternatives.

The modern poultry industry has achieved rapid improvements in bird performance and cost reduction for egg and meat production. Some of these improvements have come because of the evolving selection and statistical techniques that have been employed, but a good deal of the progress has been realized because layer and…

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