Respeggt’s goal is to end the culling of day-old male chicks in the egg supply chain. For this, we offer two services: in-ovo sexing technology around day nine of the incubation and the supply chain verification. This ensures higher animal welfare in the production of eggs, while simultaneously maintaining the efficiency of the sector as practiced today.

The heart-shaped Respeggt label is our promise to you: ”Free of Chick Culling”.

Since we control the complete supply chain, we can guarantee that all those products bearing the heart-shaped Respeggt label fulfil our high Respeggt requirements.

  • We are delighted to inform you in this press release that the Dutch hatchery Het Anker has decided to enter into an exclusive partnership with hatchery Beunder in Warder (NL) for in-ovo sexing, using the innovative Respeggt technology. The Beunder family will perform in-ovo sexing exclusively for Het Anker for the next three years and [...]

Every year worldwide 6 billion
Every year worldwide

male chicks are killed directly after hatching during egg production.

This is because cockerels don’t lay eggs and cockerels of egg-laying breeds gain less meat than typical broiler races. Chick culling is a worldwide phenomenon that poses an ethical dilemma for society. At Respeggt, we have been researching this phenomenon for many years, seeking solutions that put an end to chick culling.

And we have found this solution. We are now able to avoid chick culling by using different processes of gender identification in the hatching egg that fulfil our high Respeggt requirements. When you see the heart-shaped Respeggt label “Free of Chick Culling” on egg boxes and foodstuffs, you can be sure that one of these processes has been applied.

Eggs that are Free of Chick Culling? Yes, it’s possible!

Since we control the complete supply chain from the hatchery to the packing centre, you can simply check our website to see whether your eggs really come from a Respeggt laying hen and which solution has been applied to avoid chick culling.

Does your egg really come from one of our respeggt laying hens?
Check for yourself!

Respeggt at a glance

By using modern blockchain technologies that transmit data sets in a transparent and tamper-proof manner, we can ensure that all the principles of our respeggt promise are respected throughout the supply chain. You can easily identify respeggt eggs that bear our heart-shaped respeggt label and be completely sure that no chicks were killed during their production.