In order to avoid killing young male chickens, we require more feasible solutions – German agri-economist

In order to avoid killing young male chickens, we require more feasible solutions – German agri-economist

Each year, very nearly 45 million young male chickens are killed in Germany. Their eggs are unsuitable when it comes to market. New procedures for gender recognition should make sure that they’re not also bred. David Tedevosian/ Shutterstock

The managing director of the egg breeding company Seleggt Gmbh, spoke about Germany’s recent decision to allow the mass killings of young male chickens and how his company’s Seleggt process could be used as a bridging technology until more commercially viable methods are found in an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Dr Ludger Breloh.

Dr Ludger Breloh, an agricultural economist, is the managing director of Seleggt GmbH, an associate of this Rewe Group. Seleggt GmbH, in cooperation with all the University of Leipzig, is promoting initial method that is operational very early sex recognition in hen eggs.

The sex of a young chicken can be determined in the egg with the Seleggt method. How exactly does this work?

Our method is most beneficial referred to as a hormonal, meaning a method that is hormone-based. We know that gender-specific hormones, such as for instance oestrone sulphate, are actually contained in the non-incubated egg and so are just created when you look at the egg that is female.

To achieve this, you have to wait about nine times through to the hormone are available in the egg in adequate amount. Then we draw out a little fall of fluid through the egg, which we mix with a marker that is biochemical.

This then shows, having a color modification, or perhaps a sulphate that is oestrone current. Feminine eggs are then came back to your incubator and hatched, while male eggs are prepared into animal feed.

To date, nonetheless, gender determination is not considered prepared for serial manufacturing, and just a supermarkets that are few these eggs. Exactly why is that?< Mehr lesen