Schaffelaarbos proud partner of In Ovo's Egg gender typing solution
The gender typing In Ovo-machine, can be seen a disruptive innovation to solve a big issue for the entire poultry sector. Each year, about 6,5 billion male chicks worldwide are culled directly after hatching because they have no economic value. This leads to growing social objections in the context of animal welfare, but until recently there were no alternatives to solve this. In Ovo has hatched the first 150.000 chicks without male chick culling which is a huge milestone after more than 10 years of research and development. The In Ovo-machine can gender type eggs in less than a second. This high-speed selection method makes it very interesting for commercial hatcheries to adopt it and prevent day-old chicks from being...