History & previous meeting

2003 Meeting: University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK; 4th - 5th September

(organiser: Charles Deeming)


Yves Nys

Identification and role of eggshell matrix proteins, Invited Keynote speaker application to eggshell quality



Nick Sparks

Impact of egg washing on microbial contamination of the egg

Marco Bagliacca, M. Marzoni & G. Paci

Effect of egg weight categories, storage time and storage temperature on incubation length in Pekin duck eggs

Marleen Boerjan

Storage conditions of eggs: new insights

Annelisse Castillo, M. Marzoni, R. Chiarini & I. Romboli

Storage of pheasant semen: some aspects on quality and fertilising ability

Lena Holm*, Hans Ekwall & Yvonne Ridderstråle

Calcium distribution and concentration in the domestic hen shell gland before and during shell formation

Charles Deeming

How do birds achieve the correct weight loss? Nest humidity revisited

Graham Wishart

Captive breeding of non-domestic birds – A.I.-techniques and factors affecting fertility

Frank Pearce

Conservation by Contact - A new approach using artificial contact incubation

Nigel Jarrett

Aviculture of the endangered blue duck

Trae Moore, Sean Bryan, Bill Ferrell, Mike Schnupper, Jamie Sprenkle, Lynette Muncy, Phil Strayer, Kerri Wilson, Ed Gross, Alan Chalker & Pat Phelps

Automated gender sorting of eggs

Melody Liles, Bruce Caterson & Andrew J. Quantock

Transparency of the developing chick cornea

Vicky M. Maltby, N. A. French& N. C. Stickland

The impact of early incubation temperature on embryonic development of Turkey muscle and the posthatch muscular phenotype

Workshop  ‘‘Problem solving in Commercial Incubation of Poultry and Game Birds’’

John Beer

Past problems with the artificial incubation of game bird eggs

Ron Meijerhof

Problem solving in the commercial broiler sector

Nick French

Dead-in-shell breakout analysis



Sander Lourens

Yolk utilisation during incubation: the effect of egg weight loss at controlled embryo temperature

Martin Nichelmann

Perinatal epigenetic temperature adaptation in fowl and turkey

Brian Speake & Nick Wood

Differences in the timing of tissue-specific essential fatty acid incorporation between precocial and altricial developmental modes.

Charles Deeming

A review of hatchability in natural nests in birds of the Western Palearctic

Mark Beckett, Glenn Baggott & Kate Graeme-Cook

Bacterial degradation of Mandarin Duck cuticle

R. C. Hazary & Graham J. Wishart

Assay of Turkey Sperm Quality by MTT Reduction

Andrew Soh

Effects of Pulsed Temperature Increases During Incubation on Hatchability in Japanese Quails (Coturnix c. japonica) - Preliminary Results

J. L. Heywood & N.C. Stickland

Increasing movement of chick embryos alters muscle development



Key Note Speakers

for 2022 IFRG meeting

Speaker: Kristen Brady

Dr. Kristen Brady
Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Laboratory, BARC, ARS, USDA, United States

The biological and practical implications of egg storage and SPIDES

Speaker: Henry van den Brand

Dr. Henry van den Brand
Adaptation Physiology Group, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Research and implications of eggshell temperature, CO2 and and O2 during incubation: what do we know?

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