Within breeder birds, there is always a natural variation of bodyweight, even at day-old. Usually it should be quite low variation at placement (bird quality). When the birds grow, the variation within a flock will increase further due to the different responses of individual birds to factors such as vaccination, disease, differing competitiveness for food, etc. This increased variation reduces overall flock performance and makes flock management much more difficult.

Sex determination in the egg is ready for high-volume application

“CHEGGY” is the name of the machine that marks a breakthrough in hyperspectral measurement technology. Developed by the German manufacturer AAT, this innovative technology is now ready for high-volume, practical application for brown-laying hens in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and other European countries.

Practicability study of electrical current flow in the second third of the incubation period

L. Zumbrink, Prof. Dr. B. Brenig, Dr. A. Foerster, J. Hurlin and Dr. M. von Wenzlawowicz

Visbek, 3 August 2020. AAT (part of the EW GROUP), the specialist for the development of special application technologies in animal breeding, announces that its solution for automatic sex determination in the egg is ready for use.

Carrefour press release: As part of its food transition plan, Carrefour and Loué have entered into a partnership to produce and sell eggs laid by chickens produced using a spectrophotometric in-ovo sexing technique. Consumers will be able to purchase the products from 1 May.

Innovatec Hatchery Automation, located in The Netherlands, and Agri Advanced Technologies (AAT), a subsidiary of the EW GROUP, have agreed a long-term cooperation as independent companies. 

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