Our Technical Updates.
Each commercial variety has a genetically determined range of egg size, and within this range, environment plays an important role in the expression of egg size. Genetics, body weight management, nutrition, and lighting programs are the four pillars of egg size and are useful tools for the egg producer to change egg weight profiles to best supply the optimum egg size.
Fatty liver hemorrhagic syndrome (FLHS) is a noninfectious disease characterized by excessive accumulation of fat in the liver and abdominal cavity, causing liver rupture, hemorrhage and sudden death of hens1. Death is the result of internal bleeding.
Feed particle size is an often-overlooked aspect of poultry production. Producers should not assume that feed is of a uniform size and homogeneously mixed, or that the feed mill is providing the ideal mix of particles in a ration. Feed particles range in size from very fine to coarse, and different grinding methods will result in different particle size distributions.
Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) is a common respiratory disease in commercial layers around the world. Mycoplasma are a small primitive type of bacteria and various species of Mycoplasma are host-adapted to different animal species.
Beak trimming has traditionally been the standard practice in the egg industry to reduce injury, pain and stress associated with aggression and feather pecking among birds.
Light is an essential aspect of poultry production. In most housing systems, artificial light is utilized to maximize production in pullets, layers and breeders.
Selecting for superior brown egg quality. From the early years, Hy-Line International has focused the genetic selection program on achieving the highest egg quality.
Productive and profitable layers begin with good quality pullets. Having the correct body weight and body type at the start of egg production will enable pullets to achieve their genetic potential.