In addition, we rigorously maintain our own database with field results sent in from egg producers all over the world. The information gained from this data is crucial in understanding how laying hens perform under different circumstances across the globe and is used to accurately predict how a flock will perform for egg producers under different circumstances (cage-free or cage housing).
The advantage of measuring real world performance is that we are able to identify the strengths of our layer breeds and the directions to further improve our layer breeds. Our goal is to make our contribution to sustainable egg production via genetic selection. Birds that stay fit and healthy, that are persistent in producing eggs whilst maintaining egg quality contribute to a more sustainable global egg industry and to better earnings for egg producers. Find out more about our efforts to breed the long-life laying hen.
By sharing your flock performance data with our experts, we can help you to gain insight in the performance of your laying hens. After reviewing the reports, our technical service team can follow up with specific support in poultry nutrition, lighting programs, biosecurity or flock health. If you want to know more about our technical support, visit our Technical support knowledge portal.