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NC State Extension

Hatchery Management Workshop

September 12 and 13, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina


Objective

This workshop provides updated technical and scientific information to understand the effects of incubator management on embryos and hatchlings.

If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” — Peter Druker

You cannot manage what you don’t understand.” — Jonathan Farrington

Discussion Topics

Egg formation

Evaluating shell properties and quality

Exercise eggshell quality parameters

Egg storage and how to minimize negative effects

Embryology with impacts on hatchery management

Laboratory:  Embryology and egg storage

Hatchery ventilation

Turning

Temperature

Humidity

Other factors

Troubleshooting incubation issues

Laboratory:  Hatchling and egg residue

Post-Hatch quality

Case studies