Temperature Uniformity Is King
Some incubator manufacturers seem to disregard the goal of temperature uniformity as old fashioned and out of step with today’s thinking. This may be because they find it very hard to achieve due to the design limitations of their own equipment?
At EmTech we firmly believe that by providing every single egg with the precise required temperature throughout the entire incubator egg mass it will have the greatest beneficial effect on the developing embryo and ultimately on chick quality. Yes, of course, other elements are important and have an important role to play at various stages throughout the incubation process but, first and foremost, temperature will dictate and wield the greatest influence on hatch and post hatch performance.
There are many debates today regarding the merits of early feeding, with the emphasis focused on improved on-farm performance and animal welfare. But when we consistently see the quality and vigour of the chicks from EmTech systems it is hard not to reflect that this debate was initiated to disguise weaknesses and limitations in the ability of some incubation systems to provide the correct conditioning for all the eggs within their incubators. Let’s face it, if the chicks do not hatch within a short window some will be exhausted and dehydrated and some will be still wet when it comes to take-off. Early feeding will help to alleviate (or mask) this disparity, but if all chicks are incubated well, is early feeding really necessary? At EmTech we are adamant that the primary function of any hatchery and the ultimate responsibility of every hatchery manager is to produce the maximum number of first...
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