Dr. Aaron Stephan presents at the Poultry Tech Summit, November 20-22

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Aaron Stephan, Ph.D., director of biological R&D at ONCE, will present The Biology of Happiness: Transforming poultry welfare with science-based approaches at Watt Global Media‘s Poultry Tech Summit happening this week, November 20-22, in Atlanta, GA.  In his presentation, Aaron will propose a new, and innovative, approach to how animal welfare metrics are determined in the […]
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Press Release: ONCE Director of Biological R&D is Speaker at IA Egg Symposium

PLYMOUTH, MN (September 18, 2018) – Dr. Aaron Stephan, Director of Biological R&D at Once Inc. (ONCE), will present Basics of Lighting in Lay Farms at the Iowa Egg Industry Symposium next month. The single-day symposium will touch on an assortment of topics pertaining to layer management including genetics, vaccination, management and flock biosecurity. Stephan will […]
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A recap on the ONCE sponsored symposium at the 2018 Annual PSA Meeting last week

Last week at the 2018 Annual Poultry Science Association Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, ONCE sponsored a symposium entitled, “Novel applications of light applied to poultry production: Influencing growth, behavior and biosecurity”. The symposium gave a great overview of traditional lighting topics, like the importance of wavelength, intensity and photoperiod when raising animals in indoor […]
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What Problem Do Windows Solve?

Our thoughts on the recommendations to install windows into poultry houses.   Innovation typically comes from recognizing a problem, proposing a logical and cost-effective solution, implementing the solution in a limited way and collecting data to prove or disprove the efficacy of the solution before rolling it out on a greater scale. Taking into consideration […]
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Press Release: Latest research findings on light applied to poultry production at upcoming PSA Annual Meeting

PLYMOUTH, MN (July 17th, 2018) – Once Inc. (ONCE)  sponsors a symposium entitled, “Novel applications of light applied to poultry production: Influencing growth, behavior and biosecurity” at the 2018 Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting this month. The latest research involving lighting and poultry will be presented by seven distinguished speakers from Academia and Industry. […]
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Breakthrough in animal welfare—UV-A environment enrichment

PLYMOUTH, MN (May 8, 2018) – Scientists at ONCE, in conjunction with two major US universities, have found that the addition of an Ultraviolet A (UV-A) spectrum into animal housing lighting reduces stress levels by a significant margin. This reduction of stress represents possibly the biggest breakthrough for poultry animal welfare in recent history.   […]
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Why use natural enhanced lighting in your facility

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The newest and most advanced lighting technology available on the market today. Introduction  Last week we wrote about What Enhanced Natural Lighting is. This week, we explain why use it and issues you may experience if you’re not.   Background Enhanced natural lighting goes beyond traditional LED technologies by replicating the light intensity and jungle-like green spectrum of a birds’ natural […]
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What is enhanced natural lighting?

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The newest and most advanced lighting technology available on the market today. Introduction Decades of photobiology research demonstrate that light is one of the most influential variables affecting the biology of living organisms. It is proven to subconsciously direct behaviors in both animals and humans by modifying embryonic and postnatal growth and regulating gene expression. […]
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