Hatchery Signals explains all factors that affect hatchability and chick quality. Starting at the breeder farm.
Good hatchability and optimal chick quality is the result of a sound basic knowledge of climate control techniques and the biology of the avian embryo. Hatchery Signals shows the art of the incubation process. Based on the look-think-act approach, it provides practical tools and insights to further improve and optimise hatch results, chick quality and offspring performance in a commercial hatchery environment.
This book explains all factors that affect hatchability and chick quality. It starts at the breeder farm, where the focus is on egg quality and embryo viability. Optimal egg storage and transport to the hatchery are shown, and ways to improve embryo survival during prolonged storage are described. During the incubation period you have to fulfil the requirements of the embryo to support optimum development at all times. This book provides guidelines and advice on how to improve offspring performance. New developments and innovations in and around the hatchery, like early feeding strategies and farm hatching concepts are also presented.
Hatchery Signals is essential for hatchery workers, breeder farm managers, broiler and layer farmers, advisors and students.
This book is part of the Poultry Signals series. You can find all of the books here: https://www.contextbookshop.com/poultry/poultry-signals-series
Sander Lourens has a solid background in incubation and hatchery research, that started in 1998 at the Centre for Applied Poultry Research ‘Het Spelderholt’, now part of Wageningen University Livestock Research, The Netherlands. His PhD and most of his research projects aimed to improve incubation conditions not only to improve hatchability and chick quality, but also technical and economic results in the broiler meat chain. He published the first papers about the importance to control embryo- and eggshell temperature, showing the impact of uncontrolled temperatures on poultry chain performance. Furthermore, he addressed the importance to control chick temperature as well to optimise survival and offspring performance. Already in the year 2000, the first experiments about floor- and farm hatching and early feeding were performed. Since 2018 Sander works at the Aeres University of Applied Sciences in Dronten in the field of poultry research, training and education. He also established hatchery consultancy company www.hatchability.com to inspire hatchery companies around the world on how to improve results.
Hatchery Signals is essential for hatchery workers, breeder farm managers, broiler farmers, advisors and students.
This book weighs: 1250g
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