Every year, 7.5 billion male layer day-old-chicks are exterminated by the egg-production industry since they cannot lay eggs nor be used for meat production.
Our portfolio company Soos is using sound waves to tackle male chick culling in the egg industry and won a global food and agriculture business competition.
The technology of AI-driven software controls customized incubation cells that affect the sex development process in chicken embryos, resulting in more functional female chickens that lay eggs. using non-invasive and chemical-free sound waves and vibration, according to the startup.
Read more on how to tackle male chick culling in the egg industry in this article by AFN, a leader in the agritech world.