The importance of eggshell and albumen quality
Eggshell quality is an important factor to ensure egg safety for consumers and to optimize hatchability and day old chick quality. Extensive research has shown that parameters such as shell thickness, shell percentage and breaking strength not only determine the hatchability of the egg, but also the egg’s capability to withstand bacterial penetration during storage.
The same applies to the albumen. The quality of the albumen largely determines its anti-bacterial effects and its effect on the calcification process. During the storage of eggs for hatching, albumen quality can decrease, leading to hatchability reduction.
what you feed is what you get
Knowing that egg quality is heavily influenced by what the chickens ingest, it is clear that the addition of targeted ingredients to the feed of layer and breeder hens contributes to a better albumen and egg quality. With functional feed that have been specifically developed to serve this purpose, Agrimprove can help stimulate improved laying persistency, the production of more first grade eggs, improved albumen quality even during egg storage and increased breeder performance through a higher hatchability and better day old chick quality. This way, optimized hen feed has a clear potential to improve the profitability of the poultry sector.