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Research into the effect of light on the welfare and performance of pigs – Insurance for Pets

Light has a major influence on the behavior, health and welfare of pigs and thus also on the technical results of a pig farm. A group of companies, in collaboration with the Animal Production Systems group of Wageningen University & Research, want to develop an optimal lighting concept for pig farming in the ‘Enlighted Pigs’ project.

In the project ‘Enlighted Pigs’ fundamental knowledge is collected about the impact that light has on pigs. The focus will be on the light intensity and the color spectrum. In addition, the project participants want to develop concepts to use light in combination with sensor technology to improve animal welfare and economic performance.

The Signify company brings in test systems and knowledge in the field of smart sensors and lighting systems. De Hoeve Innovation is the test location. Westfort Meat Products, the Amsterdam UMC and Wageningen Livestock Research are also involved in the project.

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