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Counting Your Chickens Before They Hatch? Now You Can

The chicken industry grows two different breeds: Broilers which are optimized to provide as much meat as possible, and layers which are optimized to lay as many eggs as possible. In modern-day poultry farming, the layer males are often considered useless since they cannot grow up to lay eggs, and they are not the fast-growing breeds that are sold as poultry. So every year, the layer chicken industry disposes of 4 billion day-old male chicks. This practice is not only socially under pressure but also very expensive.

A new company called “eggXYt’s” is developing a new technology they are calling “ultrasound for eggs” that enables sex detection of chick embryos immediately after the eggs are laid, potentially saving the industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually by wasting half of their hatching capacity, and adding billions of eggs a year to the global food supply by sending the non-incubated male eggs to the food market. 

You are invited to learn more at a webinar we are co-hosting titled, “Counting Your Chickens Before They Hatch? Now You Can,” the next Agrifood Conversation to be held today, November 18 at 3:00pm CST with Yehuda Elram, CEO of eggXYt. Register HERE

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