Eggs are an inexpensive and healthy source of protein. Both white and brown eggs contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals and nine essential amino acids.
Consumption of eggs in the world is increasing due to a growing population and rising incomes. Egg quality is defined by several parameters: shell strength and color, yolk color, internal quality, egg weight, etc.
Explore the articles below to learn more on how to get top quality eggs.
How are our hens so productive? More than a decade ago, we committed ourselves to developing laying hens that are able to produce 500 eggs per hen in 100 weeks of age. All over the globe we can clearly see a trend that egg producers are keeping their birds in production longer with every new generation of laying hens that we place in the market. Read more
Good internal egg quality can be defined by yolk color, albumen quality, and vitelline membrane strength. Genetics play an important role in resulting egg quality, but how do feed and management factor in? Read more
Egg shell color is a major trait in the HG layer breeding program for many years. It is key to score all individual eggs with an high accuracy. To avoid any subjective scores ISA has invested long time ago in special devices which have been developed for that purpose. Read more
New production standards announced by Hendrix Genetics Layers show the effect of their intensive breeding program. Besides improvement of egg numbers by 14 eggs per hen housed, also an improvement is visible in the aspect of egg quality. The improvements are the result of their extensive and innovative breeding program for the brands Bovans, Hisex, Dekalb, ISA, Shaver and Babcock. Read more