Recently hatched layer chicks drop into a crate as they are prepared for shipment to customers at the Huayu hatchery in Handan, Hebei province, China. Photo: Reuters

Chicken firms hatch hi-tech plan to crack China’s mature egg market

Automation is on the way in and small farms on the way out in a country that consumes more that consumes about a billion eggs a day

Topic |   Food and agriculture

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Recently hatched layer chicks drop into a crate as they are prepared for shipment to customers at the Huayu hatchery in Handan, Hebei province, China. Photo: Reuters
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