Why biosecurity is important in the hatchery industry

Why biosecurity is important in the hatchery industry

Your profit starts on the breeding farm

Egg handling through the supply chain, from farm to hatchery is one of the most important procedures for the hatching industry. Biosecurity, gentle egg handling and correct packing will determine your egg hatchability, chick health, broiler or layer productivity and efficiency of your business.

Everything starts with biosecurity. Establishing strict rules and practices, such as restricted staff and vehicles entry, sanitizing before entering houses, clean nests, eliminating wild birds entering the houses, establish a pest control program, locate biosecurity clear signs around the critical areas, trained personal and minimize the number of people to be in touch with the eggs, will lead to better performance of your business.

Always keeping in mind, that “less” people handling eggs will ensure “less” opportunities for contamination of your product.

While packing fertile eggs, biosecurity is vital too, there is not room for dirty eggs in a hatchery, eggs are your big investment, and every rejected egg will have economic impact on your business.

It is important to ensure, that during packing all the eggs are positioned point down in the setter tray. Also it is critical to minimize the risk of cracks, a factor that helps to maximize the hatchability rate and health and performance of the chickens.

Around the world you will find research, articles and papers highlighting biosecurity importance in a breeder farm. For your convenience we gathered some of them on the following links:

http://www.wattagnet.com/articles/30105-hatchery-biosecurity-starts-at-the-poultry-breeder-farm

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/biosecurity-breeder-farms-hatchery-samir-fanous?articleId=7985542200839042139

http://www.cobb-vantress.com/academy/articles/article/academy/2016/12/19/lessons-in-biosecurity

http://www.wattagnet.com/articles/27674-uspoultry-hatchery-breeder-clinic-focuses-on-farm-security-and-effective-hatchery-breeder-management-techniques