Marked interest in Ovotrack Egg Quality module
Improving egg quality starts with measuring egg quality. Not just checking cracks, dirt and blood but also shell strength, haugh units and yolk color. Increasingly, egg producers, egg graders and egg processors are using sophisticated laboratory equipment to measure a wide variety of quality elements. To archive this quality data and easily connect it to traceability information, Ovotrack has developed the Egg Quality module.
Stefaan Verhelle from Munckenei, the very first Egg Quality user, is happy with its contribution: “It’s very easy to use and yet another step towards automating my egg grading center”. f&f in Switzerland is another early adopter of the Egg Quality module. “Egg quality information is very important to us,” says Mario Hodel, CEO of f&f: “We inform supplying farms about the results every week and actively monitor trends. The Ovotrack Egg Quality module is really helping us do away with manual data entry. By combining this data with relevant information from the original pallet, we can build up an archive of vital egg quality data.” f&f uses the Nabel DET6000 but connections to other devices are also available.
“It’s very easy to use and yet another step towards automating my egg grading center”.
When a batch of eggs is received, a sample can be taken for egg testing and a barcode label for this batch of test eggs can be printed. In the Ovotrack database, the sample barcode is connected to the original pallet data, such as supplier, shed, egg type and date of lay. At the laboratory, Ovotrack Egg Quality software is installed on a PC connected to the egg testing equipment. Scanning the barcode shows supplier, shed, egg type and date of lay. After testing, results are collected and stored in the Ovotrack database. It is also possible to enter manual candling results and store them in the same way.