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…