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Light Flicker. What does it mean?*

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.
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Ultraviolet C (UVC) Standards and Best Practices for the Swine Industry

If you are a swine farmer, you know that biosecurity is an essential aspect of having healthy and productive animals. Recently, ultraviolet C (UV-C) light has grown in popularity to help sanitize objects entering biosecure areas. How can UV-C light fit into your farm, check out Ultraviolet C (UVC) Standards and Best Practices for the […]
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Color Sensitivity

Chickens and humans see the world differently, which can be attributed to the difference in natural habitats. Chickens are originally from the jungles of Southeast Asia. Due to this different environment, poultry are more sensitive to the red and blue spectrums which are not filtered by the canopy of the jungle. Poultry’s green light perception […]
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The visible light spectrum

The visible spectrum is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to and can be detected by, the animal eye. A typical, healthy human eye will respond to wavelengths from about 400nm to 750nm. Different wavelengths indicate colors in the visible spectrum ranging from violet 400nm to 750nm deep red color with a […]
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Our business operations and the COVID-19 outbreak 

As we continue to receive news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the world, we want to update you on our response. ONCE® remains open for business and is committed to offering lighting solutions that unlock the potential of light for healthier and more productive animals. The health and well-being of our team is […]
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Improving Sow Farm Biosecurity with ONCE BioShift®

In the swine industry, consolidation has resulted in larger farms housing higher numbers of animals at a single site. This trend allows for consistency in husbandry and veterinary care, enhanced biosecurity, and increased efficiency. However, due to the larger size sow farm (5,000-7,500 head on a single farm), the consequences of a pathogenic outbreak could […]
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