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Poultry lighting trends, insights into the role of LEDs

Written by Melanie Epp, for Canadian Poultry Magazine. In caged housing, laying hens respond well to artificial lighting. But as producers transition from traditional cages to aviaries, enriched colonies and free-range systems, questions about lighting will surface. Why is lighting important for poultry? And how do you choose the right lighting for each system? Two poultry […]
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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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Press Release: ONCE Announces New Chief Operating Officer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (September 20, 2018) – ONCE®, the world’s leading supplier of research-based agricultural lighting systems, announces Luke Dohmen as Chief Operating Officer. Dohmen joined ONCE in 2017 as General Counsel, Chief Patent Officer where he played a key role in the company’s plans to acquire Germany-based iLOX GmbH and its Polish subsidiary iLOX®​ Sp.z.o.o., […]
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Considerations for Temporal Light Modulation in Poultry

The term “Temporal Light Modulation” (TLM) is defined as a variation in light intensity over time. In nature, sunlight varies as the sun beam angle changes over the course of the day, as clouds pass in front of the sun, and as leaves from trees sway in the wind, causing intermittent light to reach the […]
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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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Press Release: Agricultural Lighting Leaders Announce Acquisition, Reshaping the Future of the Market

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 20, 2018) – ONCE®, the world’s leading supplier of research-based agricultural lighting systems, announced today that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based iLOX GmbH (iLOX®) and its Polish subsidiary iLOX® Sp.z.o.o., an innovative lighting developer for agricultural livestock facilities. This strategic alliance integrates two industry leaders into the world’s largest animal-centric lighting company. “We are […]
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ONCE BioShift chamber stands up to real-world bio-security challenges

PLYMOUTH, MN (June 6, 2018) – ONCE®, the world’s only supplier of research-based agricultural lighting systems, has confirmed their BioShift® Pass-Through Germicidal UV Chamber can efficiently decrease the possibility of a porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) viral outbreak. While previous research demonstrated the efficacy of the BioShift® to disable PED and Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome […]
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