Temperatures In The Farrowing Pen And Creep Area

The temperature in the farrowing pen differs from the temperature in the creep area.

The creep area where the piglets can move away from the sow should be heated to a temperature up to 32 degrees Celsius. Heating can be attained by the use of an overhead heat lamp, a heat pad, underfloor heating or a well bedded area.
The farrowing pen itself where the sow is requires a lower temperature. The temperature in the farrowing room should be around 18 to 20 degrees Celsius. This is important because high temperatures can affect the sows milking ability.