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New Technologies / Broiler Husbandry
on February 21, 2020

Hormone-based sexing could reduce male chick culling

Egg producers worldwide have pledged to adopt in-ovo sex sorting technology.

A new approach to in-ovo sex sorting that uses lasers, robots and hormone-based sex identification methods could reduce or even eliminate male chick culling at layer farms.

Approximately 6-7 billion male layer chicks are culled each year, an animal welfare and economic concern. Producers spend more than $70…

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