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on November 8, 2017

In-ovo sexing 2020 pledge unlikely to be met

Technologies for in-ovo sexing are progressing but a number of obstacles remain before any of these can be successfully commercialized.

The United Egg Producers' promise to have in-ovo sexing in commercial hatcheries by 2020 is overly ambitious given the progress of research currently underway, according to  Dr. Neil O’Sullivan, director of global product management, Hy-Line International.

The egg industry is working vigorously to move to in-ovo sexing --…

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