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on October 26, 2020

Egg sexing technology uses hyperspectral measurement

The culling of day-old male layer chicks is banned in France and Germany by 2021.

Automated imaging technology developed in Germany could reduce or even eliminate the culling of male chicks at layer farms.

Approximately 6-7 billion male layer chicks are culled each year, a major animal welfare and economic concern for the layer industry. Animal welfare organizations have pressured the egg industry to…

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