Proper management of hatching eggs on the breeder farm, the need to achieve a 12% moisture loss from setting until transfer and getting a 66-68 chick yield were the highlighted “keys to success” covered during Cobb Europe’s latest hatchery seminar in the Netherlands.
More than 30 hatchery owners, managers and technical staff, drawn from the Netherlands and Belgium, took part on the seminar at Veenendaal, which was addressed by Cobb’s world technical support team specialists, Eduardo Costa and Mark Foote.
Their objective was to spell out the essential factors in achieving good quality chicks, with Mr Costa focusing on the need for proper management of hatching eggs on the breeder farm while Mr Foote dealt with the need to achieve a 12% moisture loss from setting until transfer and a 66-68 chick yield.
Other speakers included Cobb Europe hatcheries manager, Gary Fisher, and European director of genetics, Dr Randy Borg.
“It was an excellent opportunity to inform customers about recent developments in hatchery management,” said Cobb’s technical manager in the Netherlands and Belgium, Martijn Gruyters,
“It is important to keep up-to-date with this part of the production chain as it plays such a vital role in unwrapping the genetic potential of our products.”
Headline images shows the seminar delegates at Veenendaal.