Mailing: Egg disinfection starts at breeding farm

Frans Veugen Bedrijfshygiëne and Hatchery Practice

In the latest edition of Hatchery practice, 2023 volume 3, you can find an article from us about the benefits of egg disinfection at the breeding farm and hatchery.

Egg disinfection starts at breeding farm
If a breeding farm wants to supply eggs to our hatchery, they have to disinfect their eggs on the farm,” says the owner of a high-level hatchery. Hatching eggs at the breeding farm are collected from the nest and are directly disinfected.

These sanitised eggs do not build up bacteria rapidly and have less chance of rotting and exploding. A few days later the eggs are disinfected again when they arrive at the hatchery. This first disinfection at the farm removes the initial small amount of micro-organism. It also prevents the multiplication of micro-organism in to a pathogen that can be more difficult to remove from the hatchery. “The disinfection at the breeding farm is even more important when the breeders are older and the nests are dirtier. The extra disinfection at the breeding farm increases the weight of the day-old chicks, and gives higher end-weight of broilers.”

As told to Frans Veugen by hatcheries and breeding farm owners, they have seen the benefits of an extra disinfection. “Day-old chicks are more active after a disinfection of the eggs at the breeding farm. I noticed that a breeding farm was not disinfecting the eggs, because I saw that the chicks that hatched from their eggs, were not as active as they normally do, when they arrived at the broiler farm.” These stories come from a hatchery manager that uses the company’s CFU dry fogging system. Their most sold disinfection system to hatcheries is used at breeding farms to disinfect the eggs. These portable plug and play CFU systems disinfect the eggs automatically once a day, with the push of a button.

“We guarantee a small droplet size below 10 micrometer, because all our nozzles are tested in our factory to meet this requirement. All liquid disinfectants can be used with our fogging system, and we advise you on dosage and concentration,” Rob Veugen, coowner of Frans Veugen Bedrijfshygiëne BV, the supplier of fogging systems from the Netherlands, founded in 1988, told International Hatchery Practice. The CFU uses compressed air, mostly the same compressor that is used by the egg sorting machine. The company’s disinfection systems are used in over 50 hatcheries around the world and more than 400 breeding, PS and GPS farms disinfect their eggs on a daily basis with this reliable system.

For an impression of a set up of the CFU

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