Non-Invasive Method for Identifying Gender and Fertility of Eggs Before Hatching
Cluster11 A system that can sort avian eggs by detecting pre-incubation fertility and pre-hatching sexing in a non-invasive procedure Project ID : 8-2009-2198
Summary of the technology
A system that can sort avian eggs by detecting pre-incubation fertility and pre-hatching sexing in a non-invasive procedure
Project ID : 8-2009-2198
Description of the technology
Detects the fertility levels in newly-laid eggs and the gender of the embryo
Agriculture, Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine,
Proof of concept; preliminary studies with excellent results
U.S. patent application filed
The number of "laying hens" in the world was estimated at 5690 million in 2006, producing just over 66 million metric tons of eggs. Global egg production has been exploding in recent decades, tripling its numbers since 1970.
Hyperspectral analysis of optical spectrum of avian egg for non-invasive determination of egg fertility and gender.
Seeking funds for large-scale trials for several thousand different kinds of eggs