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Poultry Welfare
on September 17, 2019

Bulb type doesn’t have much impact on broiler performance

Research has shown that light intensity and photoperiod have the most impact on broiler performance and behavior.

Jody Purswell, Ph.D., research agricultural engineer, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Poultry Research Unit said he has looked at every type of light bulb under the sun, and light source doesn’t have a significant impact on bird performance.

“For meat birds, just about any white light is OK,”…

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