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PRESS RELEASE: 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 ENHANCED NATURAL 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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What World Egg Day Means to ONCE

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Today is the second Friday in October and a day we love to celebrate. We’re not talking about the fact that it’s a Friday the 13th, we’re talking about World Egg Day. This day means something different to everyone, which is why so many events are held around the world to celebrate the egg.   At ONCE®, […]
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Effective, Easy-to-Use and Improves Bio-security

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The BioShift® Pass-Through Germicidal UV Chamber is a useful tool to use alongside germicidal disinfecting sprays/fogs, chemical cleaners, unsecured access panels and other already in place bio-security practices. It is designed to kill viruses in a recommended time of 5 minutes, before they can enter bio-secure farm facilities.   Watch how it works:
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Hog Slat features ONCE Dim-to-Blue technology

When designing a lighting system, an implementation of light spectrum, intensity of light, and photoperiod, are all key characteristics to consider.  A recent Hog Slat blog post featured our color-shifting Dim-to-Blue® technologyand explained the unique benefits this advanced lighting system can bring to promoting optimal broiler production.   The article explains: “What makes AgriShift® Dim-to-Blue® technology uniquely beneficial, is that it is designed […]
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