PIGLETS NEED TO STAY WARM
Born without temperature regulation abilities, piglets rely on their mother's milk to keep warm. While piglets need an environment of 90-95 degrees, farrowing facilities keep ambient room temperatures at approximately 75 degrees. To accommodate these differences, farmers provide piglets with artificial sources of heat which are often inefficient, can increase lay-on mortality rates and cause devastating barn fires.
The $30 B Hog Industry's solution to this problem is the heat lamp; a lightbulb that transmits heat instead of light. This method heats piglets unevenly, creating large areas of too much and too little heat. In addition, these lamps create significant waste heat that can also negatively affect sow health.
Although they are relatively inexpensive, hog producers pay the price when it comes to wasted heat, sow health, and piglet mortality. Hog producers need a MODERN SOLUTION.