Agri View: Chicken or the Egg?

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Newly hatched chicks-eggEverett Griner talks about the problems facing egg producers in today’s Agri View.

Chicken or the Egg?

Although we depend on or farmers to keep us the best fed country in the world. We have very little idea of the problems that confront our suppliers every day. There are many that we don’t even know about. Here is an example. The farmer who produces eggs. Now he has to start by hatching the chicks. The problem is he can’t hatch all females. The males don’t lay eggs. As soon as the sex is determined the males have to be destroyed. This is no easy job. How would you destroy a thousand baby chicks? See. Efforts are being made to determine the sex before the egg is hatched. For the egg producers only the female eggs would be hatched. And the male eggs would be destroyed. There is more to this problem than I have told you about but it is one you didn’t know about before. Isn’t it?

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner.