Lohmann in Germany is to install a Seleggt Circuit system to detect the sex of chicks before they hatch.
Since 1 January 2022, male chick culling has been banned in Germany. Up until now, this has been managed using various methods, including “brother layer fattening”.
Now it has decided to install a Seleggt Circuit system in its hatchery in Ankum in summer 2022, which will enable it to sell chicks marketed as being ‘free of chick culling’.
“We are very happy about this new cooperation with Lohmann Deutschland,” said Dr
Ludger Breloh, managing director of the respeggt group. “With the installation of the Seleggt process in Germany, a resource-saving and earliest possible technology will be made available. Economically viable solutions like this are needed in Germany to put a sustainable end to chick culling.”
“This means that we are now also able to offer sexed hen chicks from brown and white
layers as early as possible,” said Tobias Ferling, managing director of Lohmann Deutschland.