EuroTier: egg counting system wins gold medal
Four innovations at the upcoming EuroTier show, held 11-14 November in
Hanover, Germany, have been awarded a gold medal by the independent expert
commission, one of them directly relating to the poultry egg industry.
Egg counting system
German animal equipment manufacturer and supplier Big Dutchman introduces
EggCam at EuroTier - a system for counting eggs with integrated egg weight
identification and recording of egg quality criteria (shell soiling) using a
In previous systems eggs are counted mechanically or electronically on
collection from keeping facilities while there is generally no checking of
weight and egg quality. Soiled eggs are only roughly detected visually and if
appropriate gathered by hand.
Today, however, fast and objective capture of such information is necessary
for optimised plant management. The system makes it possible to determine the
egg weight produced by weighing directly on egg collection. In the event of
deviations from the target value, suitable correction measures can be taken
Identification of soiled eggs and eggs with shell defects can be used both
to identify problem zones in individual housing compartments and for preliminary
grading of eggs.
No comparable system has existed so far in layer hen keeping. It represents
an interesting and important management tool for medium to large-sized layer hen
operations (for both small group and barn husbandry).
This innovation can be found in hall 11, stand C21
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