LED Poultry Light for Turkey Breeder
Under EASY® LED lighting, birds are calmer, less prone to run, and consequently put more feed energy into just growing. This has additional positive effects on both daily gain and uniformity. Research tests and on-farm testing have both shown immediate changes in bird behavior and improved feed conversion ratios when EASY® lamps are dimmed to the lower levels of blue enhanced spectrum. The link is due to the monochromatic LED source lighting (blue in this case) increasing growth through a couple of factors. Turkeys reared under green monochromatic light develop faster during their early stages due to proliferation of skeletal muscle satellite cells. In the growth stage, combined green and blue light promotes myofiber growth (muscular development) due to more effective stimulation of testosterone secretion.
For Turkey Breeders, the red enhanced spectrum encourages the onset of the egg-laying period and extends the peak production period. A recent study showed up to 38 additional eggs per hen during a 27 week laying period. You can read more about this in “The Science” section of this site under the Turkey segment.
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