Despite long-standing and ongoing efforts to improve poultry well-being and ensure sustainability of the food chain, management of reproductively active egg-laying operations present unique challenges in the poultry industry. Many of these challenges, which include piling, floor eggs, checked eggs, pecking, and keel bone fractures, can be overcome by solutions offered by lighting systems. In […]
Despite efforts to improve poultry well-being and sustainability of the food chain, management of egg-laying and breeder operations present unique challenges. Many of these challenges can be overcome, but how?
A collaboration between Purdue University, University of Maryland, University of Georgia and Virginia Tech explain A bird's eye view and the chicken visual system. Read and download the article here.
In 2013, Germany amended livestock welfare regulations to require poultry barns to have flicker-free artificial lighting. However, the new regulations did not provide exact definitions. A simplified qualitative assessment of photometric flicker is explained. Learn more.