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Poultry Industry News By Category: Welfare: male layer chicks
19 April 2018
Eat less and better meat and dairy, say campaigners
A powerful alliance of 52 organisations have set out their stall for how to eat meat and dairy more sustainably...
11 July 2016
Using Nature as a Reference to Optimise Welfare and Performance
GLOBAL - At Petersime, we believe we should use nature as a reference to build incubators and develop technology. ...
15 June 2016
Dutch Start-Up Moves Closer to Large-Scale In Ovo Egg Sexing
NETHERLANDS - The Dutch biotech start-up In Ovo has developed a large-scale solution for determining the sex of a chick while it is still in the egg....
17 February 2016
Welfare Research Can Influence Change, Lead to On-farm Solutions
ANALYSIS - Collaborating with industry partners, FAI Farms develops research programs that influence welfare and sustainability change in the livestock industry. ...
25 September 2015
Germany Celebrates First Birthday for Animal Welfare Initiative
GERMANY - Germany is marking the first anniversary of the agriculture ministry’s initiative to boost animal welfare policies and promote good practice with a new website....
11 August 2015
French Ministers Seek End to Killing of Male Chicks
FRANCE - Thirty-six ministers from all sides of the French government have asked the Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll to end the practice of killing male layer chicks in hatcheries....
21 April 2015
IEC Business Meeting: World Egg Organisation Is Born
ANALYSIS – Last week, the global egg industry gathered in Lisbon for the IEC Business Meeting. Experts from different regions discussed the hot topics for the international egg industry and its chairman, César de Anda, introduced the new World Egg...
01 April 2015
Germany Aims for Chicken Sexing in the Egg by 2016
GERMANY - On a recent visit to the University of Leipzig to review the latest research there, the agriculture minister has called for a practical method to determine the sex of chicken embryos in order to bring to an end the culling of male layer chicks...
25 March 2015
German Vet Sexes Unhatched Chicken
GERMANY – A German veterinarian will spare male chickens after finding a way to sex chickens while still in the egg....
24 February 2015
Lisbon Conference Looking at Male Layers, Beak Trimming
PORTUGAL - 'Continuous Improvement of Animal Care' will be the focus of the Business Analysis session at the International Egg Commission (IEC) Business Conference in April....
16 October 2014
Alternatives to Killing Male Day-old Chicks Explored at Wageningen
NETHERLANDS - For finding alternatives for the killing of male day-old chicks, research shows a number of leads but no method is ready to be applied in practice. This was the conclusion of a symposium organised by Wageningen UR on 8 September. ...
05 September 2014
Unilever to End Culling of Day Old Chicks in Egg Supply Chain
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Unilever has joined the growing list of major companies to put forward proposals to improve animal welfare in the food supply chain....
07 April 2014
50th Anniversary of IEC: What Comes Next for the Egg Industry?
AUSTRIA - For two days, the members of the International Egg Commission (IEC) gathered in Vienna to discuss the hot topics affecting the world egg industry at the IEC Business Conference. In addition, the event celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the IEC,...
10 September 2012
Improving Animal Health and Welfare
US - As part of an effort to sustain innovation in poultry production and processing, six continuation projects are focused on novel types of engineering and technology research activities that address critical issues facing poultry production from the...
12 August 2009
Welfare of Male Layer Chicks Hits Headlines
SOUTH AFRICA - A former employee at one of the country's leading egg producers has informed animal rights groups about the slaughter of male 'layer' chicks....
23 January 2009
Dutch Consumers Want End to Killing 'Layer Males'
NETHERLANDS - Sixty per cent of the public wanted to see an alternative to the killing of day-old male chicks from layer flocks, according to a survey published by Wageningen University....
22 January 2009
Cutting-Edge Biotech Saves the Males
AUSTRALIA - The latest biotechnology developed at the Poultry CRC may lead to a welfare breakthrough. The new method to control sex determination will end the need to cull male layer chicks. ...
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