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on July 9, 2019

Culling of male layer chicks can continue in Germany — for now

Court says practice can continue until practical method is available for sexing embryos during incubation

A recent high court decision means that the culling of male chicks from layer lines can continue in Germany, but only until an effective and practical method is available for sexing the embryos during incubation.

For some years, pressure has been mounting in Germany to end the culling of male…

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