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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 […]
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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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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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Lighting Applications Solve Challenges, a Full Spectrum Demonstration at IPPE

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Plymouth, MN (November 2017) – Once Inc. (ONCE), developer of animal-centric lighting systems and agricultural-specific technologies, will display animal welfare-friendly lighting solutions for some of the industry’s biggest challenges at IPPE. Their full spectrum applications are shown to improve feed conversion rates, reduce mortality and floor eggs, strengthen bio-security programs and provide a return on investment […]
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Technology adds biosecurity layer in National Hog Farmer magazine

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A major challenge experienced in the swine industry is focused on in the National Hog Farmer November magazine headlined, Keeping the farm ‘clean’ takes many hands. The publication features an article on how “Biosecurity takes many hands to be effective,” and explains that viruses like porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome have the largest economic impact on swine producers in […]
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Junglite Green™ Technology Shows Significant Results in Initial Scientific Trials

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Junglite Green™ is the newest and most advanced broiler, pullet and turkey specific lighting technology on the market today. There are no other products available designed specifically to replicate a birds’ natural habitat with a jungle green light like this technology does. By simulating an enhanced green light spectrum with added blue, a birds’ highest color sensitivity is […]
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