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Control egg production with light

A layer’s diet may be optimal, but what if its feed intake is still too low and egg production stays below target? We believe good lighting is essential for proper feed intake to ensure optimal egg production.  Even the slightest … Continued

Best Christmas wishes for 2016

The team of HATO BV wishes you peace, joy and prosperity throughout the coming year. Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to working with you in the years to come. Merry Christmas! REMINDER: OFFICE CLOSED … Continued


Goniophotometry; that’s a mouthful! Let me explain this by an example. We all want an even light distribution, right? Without an even light distribution poultry won’t spread out in an even way which can lead to undesirable behavior like clustering … Continued

Seasonal biology: Avian photoreception goes deep

Light in the environment is used both for vision and for a range of non-visual functions called non-visual photoreception. One of the major roles of this kind of photoreception is synchronization of daily and seasonal biological rhythms ensuring functions such … Continued

Only the best!

It’s completely normal that it can be dusty and humid in livestock housing. For this reason it is important that our products meet the highest standards. Ammoniac, dust and moisture can damage our products if they do not meet at … Continued