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What it is

The innovative Ovosense®, identifies and marks the upside-down eggs. Ovosense® improves the hatchery output by offering fast, simple and effective egg setting analysis.

How it works

  • Eggs coming from the breeder farms are normally transferred into hatchery trays.
  • During this step, eggs can be wrongly positioned. These are called upside-down eggs.
  • Via innovative sensors, Ovosense® detects eggs that are located upside down and marks them.
  • Then the marked eggs can be manually set properly. 

What is an upside-down egg?


Embryo's head is towards air chamber in the blunt end. The embryo will use the air chamber to breath at hatch.


Embryo's head is located away from the air chamber. The embryo cannot reach the air chamber to breath at hatch.


Equipment features

  • Non Operator Dependant: all the eggs are well set
  • High Speed Solution: reach up to 90,000 eggs analysed/hour
  • Massive ROI, specially with young flocks and round-eggs breeds
  • High accuracy: detection accuracy is reaching 99.9%

Why is it so important?


Embryos from upside-down eggs will not hatch regularly. If they do, they are normally discarded as cull chicks.

On average, 1% to 3% of eggs delivered to the hatchery would be upside down depending on the automation level. Identification of upside-down eggs before incubation gives a chance for 100% of the fertile eggs to produce a good day-old chick.


Case A: Yearly data from a non-integrated hatchery, shows an average of 1.04% upside-down eggs.

Case B: Yearly data from an integrated hatchery, shown an average of 2.82% upside own eggs.

  • 1% upside down eggs represents around 489,000 day-old-chicks.

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